Jesus and Me on Good Friday

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Copyright 2015 Lori Hadorn-Disselkamp

Copyright 2015 Lori Hadorn-Disselkamp

It dripped from his feet, drops of blood onto the hard, beaten, unforgiving ground.
My eyes blurred by the tears, my heart ripped open, and raw by the anguish in my soul.
There he hung and I could not save him.
There he hung for my shame, my sins, and my choices.
I could see the outline of his muscles, the skin torn from his knees where he had fallen, the blood dried upon his feet where the nails had been driven.
I could not release him.
I could not relieve his human suffering.
I could not stop this crucifixion.
I sat helpless, hopeless and guilt ridden with his blood on my hands.
Yet, when I looked into his eyes he did not cast me off, punish, or demean me.
Instead he loved me; all of me, my transgressions, my poor choices, and my humanity.
In his eyes he said, “I will take this for you because I love you.”
He expected nothing in return and in that moment that exchange I learned how to truly love.
Beneath the feet of Jesus Christ on that Good Friday I loved.

Copyright 2015 Lori Hadorn-Disselkamp

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Lori Hadorn-Disselkamp is first and foremost a mother of four children under the age of 17. She has been married to the love of her life, Aaron, for over 19 years. Lori has been writing at her own website Faith Filled Mom for over 6 years. She writes about the journey of faith we live daily and how we can recognize God in this world. She has completed her 3rd year of teaching theology at a high school level and is also a current student of Loyola University Extension Program of Ministry earning a Master’s Degree in Religious Education. Her life is busy, exciting, overwhelming at times but always bursting with her faith in God. Lori hopes that you will find something that might touch your heart in her writing so that she can continue to pursue her purpose in life; to bring people closer to God one word, one moment at a time.

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