Our most recent family pic with only Andrew missing

Friday, February 11, 2011


It is no coincidence that Jesus, God the Son, God the human, is put to death on Friday, the very day that God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) had created humans. In my first post in this series (read it here) I discussed the blessing I have found in what I call "Biblical timing". As you read the Scriptures below (Good News Translation) you will see that Friday is 'animal' and 'human' day.

I thus often spend some time on Fridays reflecting on animals or humans or both [with the help of pictures, or just looking from my window, or from a coffee shop] and let the reflection go wherever the Spirit leads - this is really meditation, isn't it?

As this series develops, I will be posting pictures and Scriptures for you to use however you may wish, but the idea is just to get back into a "Biblical sense of timing". Today's is the first for Fridays so I publish a photo I took of the ugly hill at the Garden Tomb outside the Old City in Jerusalem which many think could be Golgotha, Place of the Skull. This is certainly close to the place where humans chose to kill THE HUMAN.

FRIDAY according to Gen 1:24-31 Then God commanded, "Let the earth produce all kinds of animal life: domestic and wild, large and small"---and it was done.
So God made them all, and he was pleased with what he saw.
Then God said, "And now we will make human beings; they will be like us and resemble us. They will have power over the fish, the birds, and all animals, domestic and wild, large and small." So God created human beings, making them to be like himself. He created them male and female, blessed them, and said, "Have many children, so that your descendants will live all over the earth and bring it under their control. I am putting you in charge of the fish, the birds, and all the wild animals. I have provided all kinds of grain and all kinds of fruit for you to eat; but for all the wild animals and for all the birds I have provided grass and leafy plants for food"---and it was done.
God looked at everything he had made, and he was very pleased. Evening passed and morning came---that was the sixth day.

FRIDAY in the Gospels is of course the day Jesus was crucified. Mar 15:42 It was toward evening when Joseph of Arimathea arrived. He was a respected member of the Council, who was waiting for the coming of the Kingdom of God. It was Preparation day (that is, the day before the Sabbath), so Joseph went boldly into the presence of Pilate and asked him for the body of Jesus.

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