As we’re approaching the end of Holy Week and looking forward to Resurrection Sunday, I find myself aware of the gravity of Good Friday and what it means for all of us.
At RAHAB, we spend so much time serving in the dark and broken reality of sex trafficking, but today is a Holy reminder of the brokenness in all of humanity. The same brokenness of the priests yelling “Crucify,” of the person with a past that feels far from God, and of the traffickers committing heinous crimes. We all know brokenness intimately.
Maybe you can remember a time where the world felt so dark and lonely that brokenness seemed like it was everywhere. You might be a faithful staff member or volunteer who serves alongside us at RAHAB, and know firsthand what darkness and brokenness exists in our communities because you’ve been there. Or maybe you’re in the midst of brokenness right now.
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23.
It can be a humbling place to know that we are all so broken when compared to the perfection of Jesus. There was nothing we could have done in our past, or can do today, to fix our own brokenness or the brokenness of others.
However you resonate with brokenness, Good Friday feels like the ultimate reminder. The Son of God, mocked and beaten, hung on the cross to die for sins He never committed. For our sins. He would die at the hands of the people He came to save. The world must’ve seemed so hopeless that Friday. They certainly wouldn’t have called it “Good.”
But Sunday is only two days away.
There is Hope
And we know now how the story ends. If Good Friday feels like the ultimate brokenness, it’s because the ultimate Hope is coming, and He has come to save all of us who choose to put our faith in Him.
RAHAB is a ministry of hope. But not our own hope. We spend all year, every year, bringing the hope that Jesus first brought on Resurrection Sunday. The hope that Good Friday was not the end of the story. The hope that we all have needed, and still need, to save us from our brokenness.
When Good Friday seemed hopeless, Jesus delivered hope. When sex trafficking or the world seems hopeless, RAHAB delivers the hope of Jesus.
On this Holy day, it’s our prayer at RAHAB that you will be humbled at the foot of the cross by the love of Jesus that none of us deserved. “There is no greater love than to lay one’s life down for one’s friends.” John 15:13. He died for us because He loves us.
But this Easter, we are also praying for the hope of Jesus to fill you and everyone touched by RAHAB’s work. Today, and every day, we can live in hope and share that hope with others because Sunday is coming and Jesus is alive!