Two sharpies and one powerful lesson for Good Friday

"But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed." Isaiah 53:5

On Friday we will remember the day our Savior went to the cross for us.  For OUR sins.  It was not a generic salvation plan.  It was a very personal plan.  He died for you and He died for me.  Each year on Good Friday our family takes a few minutes to think about this amazing, incomprehensible fact:  Good Friday was for us.  I take each of my little girl's hands and tell them: 

Did you know, while our King was on the cross,
Your face was in his eyes,
Your life was in his mind,
Your sin was on his back,
Love of you, was in his heart,
for beloved, your name was written on his palm.

Then I make a red circle in the middle of their palm and write their name across it.  Over the years many of our friends have started this tradition as well, and it brings me such joy to see their children's little hands. 

Amidst all the Easter hoopla,  I hope Friday you will take a few minutes of quiet to remember that it was all for you.  For YOU are God's beloved.  The one he came to save.  If your family marks your hands for Good Friday will you send me a picture?  I would love to see it!
Blessings to you all!