The sun rose on Good Friday and it held the promise of being a day like no other. The plot thickened as Jesus was passed back and forth between the courts and the high government officials. The Chief Priests, Caiaphas, Pilate, the Pharisees, the disciples, and the faithful followers all had front row seats as God’s plan unfolded before their eyes.

Accusations, trials, the washing of hands, beatings, conviction, a scarlet robe, loud cries to crucify, a hill, a spear, nails, thorns, a cross, an earthquake, darkness, the temple curtain torn, weeping, a linen shroud, a burial, and a sealed tomb.

All in one day, all to one man, all for one purpose – to satisfy the wrath of God and cover the sin of all mankind.

Death had prevailed, hearts were broken, uncertainty loomed big, grief was set in motion, the work of the cross was finished, but it was not the end. If they only knew.

Centuries later, our hearts too are broken as we reflect on the cruelty of the cross and the ugliness of man’s sin. But unlike the 1st century Jews, our brokenness rises to celebration because we have the truth of the Gospel in our hands and we know Sunday has come. What a privilege to live fully in the beauty of the redemption and restoration Jesus gave, reconnecting us to the God of the Universe and to one another.

Today, I am grateful to know.

“When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, ‘It is finished.’ and He bowed his head and gave up His spirit.”

John 19:30

Barb Camblin

About Barb Camblin

Barb Camblin is a KY girl living in the Sunshine State. She is a follower of the one true God, loving life, her beautiful family, her new role as MiMi, and the sweet 5th graders that she teaches about Jesus everyday! Her relationship to God, through Christ, is personal and intimate. She has committed her life to serving Him. She has a deep faith and a broad vision of God’s work in his world. Her heart’s desire is to know Him, to love Him, to serve Him, and to never lose the wonder of His great name. Barb would say, "God is my greatest treasure, my highest relationship and by His grace, I am His girl.” You can connect to Barb on Facebook, >Twitter & Pinterest. “You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” Psalm 16:11


  • Kristine Brown says:

    He paid the ultimate price for my sins. In rememberance of His sacrifice, I meditate on His Word, be obedient to His Word, and allow His Word to be reflected in my life. May His name be magnified for the things He has done. To God be the glory.

  • Nicole says:

    Moving, heart-felt and without words.

  • Laurie Hardin says:

    Thank you King Jesus for your commitment to us, and for giving your life to satisfy our
    sin debt, that we could never pay.

    Thank you Barb Camblin for honoring
    our Lord Jesus.


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