Eden Chen

Good Friday and Easter

Eden Chen April 04, 2021

Good Friday and Easter are special days for Carolyn and I. We were told that our daughter was not viable on Good Friday a few years ago. I remember going to Good Friday service that night and weeping with our church family and having them weep with and pray for us. Ironically, I’ve never had a period of time where I was as close to Jesus and content than the period of time when we thought our daughter was going to die.

Part of the reason for this contentedness, is because I was able to reflect on and consider how much it cost God to send his own son for me. In effect, I understood in a closer way, how much God loved me.

I increasingly feel like I’m on an island in this world. Who still believes in the gospel of Jesus Christ? With all of humankind’s technology, medical advancements, knowledge, and ingenuity and yet this year more so than any, perhaps we know that there are no satisfying answers outside of God.

Whoever you are, I pray that your emptiness today would drive you to God. God knows you, waits for you, and loves you.

Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.

Isaiah 55:1

Whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.

John 4:14

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