Our agency, AGCI, sent us our usual Ethiopian Program update with a lesson in this weekend's holiday; Easter or "Fasika" in Ethiopia.
Here is what they sent:
Last evening, on Good Friday, we went to First Baptist Church of Orlando for an Easter presentation. We arrived at 7pm. Hard to imagine years ago at that very time what it must have been like for Jesus' people. At 3pm He was crucified and by 6pm He was placed in a tomb. Wow!
After reading about Fasika and then last night...I can't help but really ponder the significance of this holiday and how I just don't feel it gets the same reverence as Christmas. Don't get me wrong, I believe Christmas and the nativity story IS true and important, but Christ's sacrifice is what saved the world! To see our Savior hanging last night and imagining what that must have been like to personally and then what it must have been like to witness then...overwhelming. Tim and I came home talking about how we could stand to rethink how we choose to celebrate these two holidays in our home.
I can't get enough of Casting Crown's song: Glorious Day
Happy Fasika this weekend