Hello!  Happy Good Friday to you!

I’m so excited to write to you.  I was going to write about something different.  But then I thought about it being Good Friday and decided I would talk about that instead.

This entire week has commemorated the last week in the life of Jesus the Christ.

In the mist of Corona Virus, I can’t think of a better time in which people need to be loved and to have hope.  And, Jesus offers that to all who believe on him.

You maybe thinking this is an awful time.  Why in the world would I want to trust in a God who would do or better yet ALLOW such a thing?

Well, it sure does beat not having anything at all.  Besides that, shall we take the good from God and not the bad?

I won’t tell you that I understand everything God does or he allows to happen.  All I know is I have to believe and know that he has a purpose for EVERYTHING.

I don’t know where you are in your life right now: you maybe a little shaky in your faith, you may have strayed away or maybe you don’t believe at all.

Here is what I do know, tragedy hits everybody’s life whether you believe in Christ or you don’t.  It’s not a matter of IF it will hit.  It’s WHEN it hits.  And, when it does who do you have to comfort you and get you through it?

Even Christ had to suffer.  In fact, Good Friday is the day that he was brutally beaten and hung on the cross.

It was just about this time last year, that my family buried my 12-year-old niece.  It just didn’t make sense to me why God would allow such a thing.  It seemed so surreal.  I just kept saying this is crazy!  I held it together while I was with my family because I wanted to be strong for my nephew which is her Dad.

But, let me tell you, once I got home, I cried for 3 days straight.  It just didn’t make sense to me.  This was the sort of thing that happens to other people’s family, not mines!

And, guess what?  Even after a year I still don’t understand why it happened.  But I didn’t stop loving Christ or believing in him.

Why am I sharing this with you?  I’m sharing it because I want you to know that just because bad things happen in our lives doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t have faith in Christ or you give up on your faith.  It doesn’t mean that God is not good because he is.

I don’t know why God has allowed this virus to come.  Usually he allows tragedy to come to draw people to him.  He uses that method because usually when tragedy hits that we start to think differently about somethings.  It is then that we start to long for him.

I encourage you to join a virtual Easter service this Sunday.  If you were discouraged from going in the past because you didn’t have “Easter clothes” or you just felt uncomfortable going to church, this is a great chance for you to go to church in the comfort of your own living room!

If you don’t know where to go, I would like to invite you to join my church family this Easter weekend:  https://www.visitonecc.com/

Check out this site and see what it has for you.

As always you are in my prayers.

Happy Good Friday and Happy Easter ~ Be Blessed