Not Bad For A Caveman

It is accomplished; and bowing his head he gave up his spirit

John 19:30
Isaiah 52:13-53:12; Psalms 31:2,6,12-13,15-17,25; Hebrews 4:14-16;5:7-9; John 18:1-19:42

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Good Friday, B

The B.C. comic strip (which began in 1958 and is still running today) is set in prehistoric times, and features a group of cavemen and human-like animals from various geologic eras. One of the main characters named Wiley is described this way: “A superstitious, unshaven, woman-fearing, water-hating poet, and coach of the local baseball and football team.” Funny stuff. In one of the strips, Wiley is pictured sitting under a tree on Good Friday, writing this poem:

“When History has recorded it all,
Events both happy and sad,
Good Friday shall reign as the worst and the best,
That mankind has ever had.”

I’d say that’s not bad for a caveman. And if I had to limit today’s Good Friday message to 25 words or less, I think I could do a lot worse than old Wiley.

Through Jesus’ death on the Good Friday Cross, God gives us the strength to be at peace when, at last we say, as…

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