Hi and Happy Good Friday. Today’s Five Minute Friday word is empty, just right for Good Friday. I haven’t written one of these in a long time. But, here goes. This image is from Power Point’s clip art.
Empty – our lives can be empty if we have no purpose, no one to care about, don’t love ourselves, or have no support. My hope and prayer is that we all have people to laugh with us during the good times and to be there in the times of sadness, hurt, and struggle. And that we can learn to love ourselves and realize that we are worthy of love, acceptance and caring.
I also think about people who are hungry and have no regular source of food. And those with no clean and safe source of water. May we help them so they don’t have empty bellies. May we help them so they do not thirst, but instead can safely be nourished and fed.
Empty is also what was found at the tomb on Easter morning — three days after the death of Jesus. Imagine what that must have been like. I can picture them thinking, what happened and where did he go? Did someone steal him? I imagine they were very puzzled yet amazed at the miracle.
Today is the day we remember the suffering and death that our Lord endured. He became human and felt all the feelings that we do and learned how we feel in times of happiness, struggle, pain, and loss. He suffered a brutal death for us.
On Sunday, we celebrate His resurrection and that empty tomb. The stone was rolled away and He is Risen, He is Risen Indeed, Alleluia! This is what our faith is all about.
No matter what you believe or celebrate, please remember that you are loved, you are valued, you are important, and you don’t have to be or feel empty. There are those who will care for you and be there for you.
May you have a blessed Easter weekend. For those celebrating Passover, may you be blessed as well. And, may we never feel empty. God’s blessings to you!