It's so easy for me to look back from our world’s 2000+ years of separation from that night & think I might have possibly seen “God’s big plan” in the happenings of those long hours. But, I’ve had the benefit of seeing thousands of years of God’s faithfulness & still find myself questioning the outcome when I don’t understand God’s plan.
Jesus became sin. He took on my sins, the sins of mankind in a way that no one could understand. They wanted a hero then. They wanted their king on the throne – in their day. Often I don’t understand why I’m walking through the really rough times. It's like I'm stumbling through the dark. I don’t see the wonderful outcome that God sees. I don't see much of anything in the darkness. I want the answer now… in the ways that make sense to me.
The song, "Bow the Knee", has some fantastic lyrics:
When you don’t understand the purpose of His plan - in the presence of the King, bow the knee.
Trust the heart of your Father when the answer goes beyond what you can see. bow the knee.
Lift your eyes toward heaven and believe the One who holds eternity. Bow the knee.
So often I just don’t understand! In those times, I need to bow the knee & trust Him.
Especially this day - Good Friday - I'm grateful for God bringing new life from burning ruble. I await the miracle. I can’t wait to say on Easter Sunday, “He is Risen. He is Risen Indeed!”