At Calvary, three miracles took place that had to do with the penetration of the natural realm by the supernatural: the globe-encompassing darkness, the tearing in two of the temple veil, and the great earthquake that shook Jerusalem.
All of us have faced a pivotal moment that required us to choose between God's way and our own. Within the context of an intimate relationship with the Father and a restful commitment to His will, we are able to do the right thing when everything around us is going wrong. As we walk in obedience, even in the midst of struggle, an unimaginable outbreak of God's redemptive work occurs in us and through us.
Jesus' reversal of death for three people during His ministry, along with His own resurrection, confirms for all time His will to reverse the death-dealing power of a hopeless future, confused thinking about God, and fatalistic prophecy.
If you want to talk about having a bad day, Good Friday certainly would qualify. While the “good” in that day is related to God’s love gift of His Son, the Good Shepherd, laying down His life for the sheep, it was, nonetheless, a very bad day.
By the simple obedience in which I picked up a parade of pennies I found in the street, at the mall, and even in an airport restroom, I found an encouraging biblical truth about the heart of Father God towards people: God loves every each and every one, and none are too far, too filthy, or too forsaken for His reach.
When you think you're at the end, Jesus comes with a trumpet call, appearing as you've never seen Him before. He has the keys to release life into any circumstance that may seem dying or dead. He is the Alpha and Omega, the author and finisher of your faith, who declares: "The triumph of My Resurrection is intended to penetrate your today, and nothing can write your ending but Me."