Friday, April 6, 2007

Good Friday Meditation


Today is a day we set aside to reflect on Christ's suffering and death. Our thinking typically goes something like this: "I'm glad He suffered so I don't have to." We then do our best to make sure our lives are as comfortable as possible. Sure, we're willing to suffer for Christ, but we hope we never actually have to do so.

In his classic work Desiring God, John Piper includes a provocative chapter on suffering. I found an abridged version of the chapter online, and I commend it to you as you reflect on Christ's sufferings, death, and resurrection.

3 comments:

Christina said...

Humbling reminders, my love. Thank you for your diligence in spurring me on...

David said...

I'm sure I need these reminders more than anyone. For those of you with less time on your hands, check out the much shorter "Taste & See" article titled "Radical Effects of the Resurrection" that captures some of the key points of the Desiring God chapter.

If you don't already subscribe to Piper's weekly "Taste & See" articles, you might consider signing up to receive them by feed or e-mail.

Joelle said...

Quite a thought-provoking article! Thanks for sharing.