Today is Good Friday.
I began this post by typing out some relevant Scriptures from the New Testament. I was going to give you highlights and suggest and hope that you go to the Book and read the testimony for yourself today. As I read and chose which verses to include here, I was amazed and filled with a renewed sense of passion.
Sometimes is is necessary to choose only a couple of verses to think or speak about, but I think we live as though it is always necessary. It isn't.
Choose a Gospel in the beginning of the New Testament and read the whole story.
So, instead of me posting a comic -- even a Good Friday comic -- as I originally planned, and instead of picking a few verses about Jesus' death to post here -- as I'd begun -- I will encourage you. Pick up your Bible. Get out you e-reader. Go to biblegateway.com or esvbible.org. Read how God created us in Genesis and how we trusted his enemy and permanently severed our relationship with him. And read how he promised a rescuer would come to restore us to friendship with God. And read how he protected and reminded and shepherded us and at the right time the rescuer, a person of the Trinity himself, was born as a human. Choose a Gospel in the beginning of the New Testament and read the story.
The Bible is readable. It really is.