Good Friday 2020 Symbolism For All?

It strikes me that this Good Friday, April 10th 2020, in the midst of global lockdown during COVID-19, is a truly symbolic celebration with meanings for us all.

Tessa Fyffe

The Gospel according to John chapter 18 verse 1 to chapter 19 verse 42 contains The Passion of our Lord. Here are some extracts.

19:17….So they took Jesus and led Him away; so He went out, bearing His own cross, to the spot called, The Place of the Skull, which is called in Hebrew Golgotha.

v18. There they crucified Him, and with him two others, one on either side, and Jesus between them.

v19. Pilate also wrote a title and put it on the cross, it read ‘Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews’.

v25……but standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.

v30…….Jesus said “It is finished”, and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

51. Scene from Stations of the Cross II. (as displayed in the artist’s Church) 76 cm x 61 cm Oil on Linen £3000

It strikes me that this Good Friday, April 10th 2020, in the midst of global lockdown during COVID-19, is a truly symbolic celebration with meanings for us all.

Perhaps the death of Jesus on Good Friday can be aligned to the changing face of life on earth as we know it…….the winter before the springtime…….the pain that comes before birthing new life……. the darkness of sickness before the light of restoration and healing……the cycle of death and life.

By immersing ourselves into the pain and humiliation and torture and suffering and ultimately, the death of Jesus, we can also imagine a death to those parts of our lives that bring us down, the habits that harm our minds and bodies, the choices we have made that have brought us to a low point in our lives, that we want to change.

We are the hidden faces at the foot of the cross in Terence’s painting above. Look at it……….. you can leave all those bad choices, habits, people, at the foot of the cross. You can make a decision to do that today. You can intend to throw off all your excess baggage that is preventing you from running the race of your life. Let it all die, with Jesus, on the cross. Leave it at the foot of the cross.

Intend to start afresh…………and start a ‘new’ life, as Jesus does for us all when he conquers death and is risen on Easter Sunday.

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Hi I'm Tessa Fyffe. Welcome to my page! I’m on a mission to #radiatelightandlove to the world on my journey of life! I love laughter, bringing the joy, rebounding on my Aeropilates machine, sun-salutations, meditation and just enjoying everyday life. I enjoy reading personal development books, from spiritual enlightenment to skilling-up as an online marketer. I love travelling and discovering new places and friends around the world. I also love writing and I’m taking baby steps towards crafting my book. Hooray! I have a fun and successful home based business and I help professionals create freedom by building a business online using the power of Social Media. I share videos in support of my mission, to help other professionals like me. Make sure to LIKE and FOLLOW! CONNECT with me more at www.tessafyffe.com See you on my next video!

One thought on “Good Friday 2020 Symbolism For All?

  1. Just Beautiful Tessa… Thank you for bringing us into the moment of reflection and recognition so vital in our spiritual lives. Terry’s painting displays perfectly the cornerstone of our existence …, The crucifixion and Resurrection of our Saviour. We are truly Easter people! Blessings in abundance, Much Love, Monica xxx >

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