Thoughts on Good Friday
We went to most of the Tre-Ore Service this afternoon at Mount Olive. I love that service. It's so contemplative. We have seven different ministers preaching on the 7 words from the cross. This year we stayed to hear from Pastor Ronald Meyer, Pastor Wurm, Pastor Bruce Harmann, Pastor David Paape, and Pastor Ryan Rupe. Brett and I walked out together. When we got outside he said, "Well that was awful." I must say, I was a little confused. Brett doesn't get a whole thought out of his head. He keeps one guessing. So I asked, 'What do you mean?'Brett: I don't mean the service. What they did to Him was awful. I have always gone to this service and didn't get it. I mean I was fighting back tears in there.
Mama: You get it, Brett! I told Katherine this morning that you can't have Easter without Good Friday. All the sadness today will turn into joyful rejoicing come Sunday. Praise the Lord!
Brett and I had a moment, and I thank God for his faith!
In the van I said that I saw Mrs. Paape (my first grade teacher). Brett didn't know who I meant. Logan said, "You know, her son is the guy who did a good job preaching before Ryan." So (I guess) Logan enjoyed the service, too.