Good Friday here today. Jesus was tortured and brutally crucified on a cross of wood. He was an innocent man. He had not threatened the rulers. He had not committed any crimes.
To add to that, he had demonstrated the ability to do miracles. So why didn’t he just stop what his persecutors were doing to him? Why didn’t he fight back? Should he have?
This is what Christians believe. There was something vastly bigger going on than the abuse and death of one man.
In Old Testament times, God had made a promise to Abraham, during a sacrifice ceremony. Before that ceremony he had asked Abraham to sacrifice his beloved son Isaac. Unbelievably, Abraham made preparations to do so. (What a bad God, you say. What a bad Dad. Bad stuff all round. In the historical context, human sacrifice to other gods was not rare in those very ancient days.
Nedesem USA, from Memecentre.
Abraham would have heard of it in some cultures he passed through. ) He made all the preparations , but at the last moment...
It’s quite gripping reading, have a look yourself, link at the end of this post. Afterward, God said to Abraham:
I tell you , God is so good at the visuals, he should have been a movie director. He even threw in an earthquake, and a pitch black sky mid afternoon.
Good Friday we had nice herb and spice steamed fish burgers to eat, because traditionally Christians don’t eat meat on that day. We have been having hot cross buns too. It’s still nice in the backyard of an evening this time of year (Autumn.)
Lemon squash (soda) goes well with fish.
Burgers with garlic steamed fish with tartare sauce, salad and homegrown tomatoes. Underneath the candleholder it says this : Handmade for Magill Ceramics 08-8332 1286 . However I have had it many years.
It’s hard to see the flowers as it was low light. iPad doesn’t do flash:
Grainy photo because the iPad doesn’t like low light. Homegrown tomatoes get beautifully ripe and taste good. Fresh tomatoes don’t agree with my tummy but my family eat them off the plants:
Bohemia crystal glasses:
Bible verse of Abraham and Isaac:
Last Year’s Good Friday post (one of them):