Good Friday 2019

Hello everyone! 🙂

Welcome to ‘Bradley’s Basement’ blog and I’m Tim Bradley!

It’s Good Friday today! I’m sure many of you are excited and looking forward to a good Easter weekend this year in 2019. For Good Friday this year, I’d like to talk to you about hot cross buns. I’m sure many of you have eaten hot cross buns before at Easter time, especially on Good Friday itself. I have too! 😀

But have any of you wondered what the meaning and the significance of a hot cross bun is? The white cross on the bun is very special around Easter time. It represents the cross that Jesus Christ died upon to save us from our sins and to forgive us so that we can have eternal life in the kingdom of God above.

It’s sometimes easy to forget that Jesus died on the cross to save us from our sins. We don’t realise that when we’re eating our hot cross buns every year. So before you start eating a hot cross bun on Good Friday, please do remember what the significance of that cross on the bun is and what it means.

I do enjoy Good Friday as a day off from work. But it’s also an opportunity to remember how much Jesus loved us and did an incredible thing to save us from eternal death. Good Friday can be a sad day to remember Jesus’ death, but it’s also good to know that he rose up from the dead on Easter Sunday.

My favourite Bible verse will always be:

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life!” John Chapter 3 verse 16.

I’d also like to share Psalm 121 from the Bible to express how much God and his son Jesus truly cares for you and me.

I lift up my eyes to the hills– where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot slip– he who watches over you will not slumber;
indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord watches over you– the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night.
The Lord will keep you from all harm– he will watch over your life;
the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.

This year, I’ve been sharing a weekly blog post every Sunday in the run-up to Easter, focusing on the Gospel of Mark. If you want to check out what the story of Jesus is all about and how much his death and resurrection means to us over Easter time, please feel free to check out ‘the gospel of mark’ tag to access the blog posts. Sharing the Gospel of Mark on my blog has been therapeutic and rewarding.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my Good Friday post today and my thoughts on hot cross buns.

Happy Easter everyone!

Bye for now!

Tim. 🙂

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