Five for Good Friday

I've been lurking for a long time at RevGalBlogPals blog (ugh, say it 10 times fast, ok?) Every week, there's a "Friday Five," a list of questions or sentence starters that to make you think. About yourself, and maybe a little deeper than that. This week, I finally decided to play along.

Remember, today is Good Friday, the Friday immediately before Easter.
  1. Our prayer concerns are as varied as we are this day. For whom would you like us to pray?Well, I suppose I could just insert my laundry list of people here..but I think I need to be a little selfish and ask for prayers for me. For discernment and some healing.
  2. Are there things you have done or will do today to help the young ones understand this important day in our lives? Unfortunately, no. My home church doesn't have a Good Friday service. I realize that I could've gone somewhere and joined in, but I felt like today I needed to stay home and focus on some other things. I do recognize that I could change this next year.
  3. Music plays an important part in sharing the story of this day. Is there a hymn or piece of music that you have found particularly meaningful to your celebrations of Good Friday? Music is so hugely important in my life. Today, I found myself thinking of songs my grandparents loved, whether they are typical Good Friday hymns or not--"As I Survey the Wondrous Cross," "And Can it Be That I Should Gain?," "At the Cross," and (I always think of this one when I think of my grandparents) "His Eye is on the Sparrow." Not really a Good Friday hymn, but still on my mind today.
  4. As you hear the passion narrative, is there a character that you particularly resonate with? Peter, pre-3rd cock crow. I'm a stubborn mule as well, but I think that Jesus used that as much as he used some more positive personality traits in Peter. I believe Peter's heart was always in the right place, whether his head joined him there immediately or not. I know that in a lot of ways, I'm a Peter.
  5. Where have you seen the gracious God of love at work lately? Everywhere. I'm going through something of a metamorphosis right now. I feel Him moving in me. Outside of this though, I see him everywhere. With it being spring and things blooming and awakening, I see Him in each bud, and in the way my little dog delights in the newness of things. I see Him, too, holding the hearts of my family as we heal from the loss of my grandfather.
For more, visit this week's Friday Fives at RevGalBlogPals.
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4 Response to "Five for Good Friday"

  1. RevHRod says:
    Mar 21, 2008, 7:05:00 PM

    Thank you for your post and you will be in my prayers this evening.

  2. lisa says:
    Mar 21, 2008, 7:45:00 PM

    Hey do friday five again i really liked your responses (today is only my second time doing a friday five!) anyway I really liked your character of the passion that you resonated with comment

  3. Singing Owl says:
    Mar 21, 2008, 10:32:00 PM

    Thanks for joining in with us in the Friday Five. And I'm praying for you. Have a blessed Easter.

  4. Mrs. Brownstone @ XBOX Wife says:
    Mar 25, 2008, 12:18:00 AM

    I feel like I know you a little better from reading this! I'll have to check out "RevGal"! We sang "As I Survey The Wondrous Cross" on Sunday!

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