Friday, April 06, 2012
Fling Chune FRIDAY: Just For Me
Thank God it's GOOD Friday! Today marks the most pivotal day of the Christian faith: the foundation of our beliefs is hinged on the sacrifice made by Jesus Christ on behalf of humanity. Although He died a horrible death, that Friday was good for the rest of us, in that we were offered an opportunity to reconnect, spiritually, with God the Father.
Around this time 8 years ago, I saw The Passion of the Christ...and never again, since. I don't think my heart could take it. While I'm not Catholic and Mel Gibson isn't exactly a poster boy for his faith--nobody's perfect, right?--I truly believe that God used that film to get a point across. The scourging scene deeply impacted me, to the point where I
cried uncontrollably bawled like a baby in the theater until I had a pounding headache. And that's saying a lot because I am NOT one who is ruled by emotion... but a visualization of what Jesus must have endured for us, for me... overwhelming.
So today's chune is dedicated to the memory of what my Savior did just for me. My college gospel choir used to sing this song so it has that much more significance to me. But Donnie McClurkin sings the meaning of salvation as plain as day. If you've ever thought, What's all the hype about Christianity and/or Easter, I beg you to listen in.
Have a blessed Easter,