Good Friday Post

Dated: April 3 2021

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Why are we looking at a photo of a piece of empty land and what does it have to do with Good Friday or even the current state of our country? The beauty part about being self employed is that I don’t have to follow the directives of my employer in being politically correct and therefore not ever mentioning anything about politics or religion, so although these are topics I’ve never blogged on before (okay, truth be told I’ve never blogged on anything before) I’ve got to start somewhere…so on this Good Friday I’ll spare you the political discussion and will just start with this.

 So back to the empty lot. Just two weeks ago I was in this very spot, happily going through the drive thru at this Chick-fil-a location, probably ordering nuggets and fries for my son and a grilled sandwich for myself. If you’ve known me for more than a day you already know I’m a huge Chick-fil-a fan. I Iove the food and everything the company stands for and although I’ll gladly visit any Chick-fil-a location that’s close by, this is one of the two I visit most often, simply due to the proximity to my office and the fact that I could still get coleslaw at this location. (one of my personal favorites that can’t be purchased at just any Chick-fil-a location anymore). They’ve had this message posted on their sign for several weeks now so I knew the day was coming when the doors would be closed for a period of time and as sad as I am that for the next 6 months I won’t be able to stop in for quick snack or lunch as I run from the office to an appointment or for when my son insists he’s starving  and needs chicken nuggets, I am excitedly waiting with anticipation to see what the new and improved Truett’s Chick-fil-a of Woodstock will be like once completed. I imagine Truett’s Chick-fil-a will be all shiny and new an even greater concept than the beloved Dwarf House that I frequented so many times over these past 20+ years and I’m fortunate enough that relatively soon it will be back where I will once again be able to stop in whenever hunger strikes…with any luck hopefully I’ll even be able to order a side of slaw.

As I stood here looking at this place, now seemingly empty and thinking back from just two weeks ago to sitting in the drive thru line with many other Chick-fil-a customers eagerly awaiting my food…okay, maybe it was actually a cookie and not a grilled sandwich, it was a happy place. I’m always happy as I pull up and am greeted with a smile and handed my delicious meal. I don’t have a photo of the day the building was leveled but I can imagine what it looked like…a pile of rubble...a shadow of what it was just a day earlier when customers piled into the drive thru to grab breakfast on the way to the office, parents ordering kids meals for their children or even just a milkshake as an afternoon treat for themselves, and now it’s simply an empty piece of land. But I know in a few short months there will be a brand new Chick-fil-a, a whole new concept even better than what was here before.

 On this Good Friday this got me thinking about my Lord and savior, Jesus Christ. About how for a season he walked the earth shining his light as he taught and preached the good news of salvation and then one day he was mocked, tormented and hung on a cross to those who were there to witness this in person he was seemingly torn down, a shadow of who he had been just a day before. Although many in the crowd didn’t know what they were witnessing or even what they were doing, we are fortunate enough today as believers to know the truth…that God had a plan and Jesus was that plan to save us from our sins and through Christ Jesus we would have the promise of everlasting life with him. That he would be raised up in glory to be with the Father for eternity and that his purpose was to save us from the rubble of a mess that we as humans have made of ourselves. And isn’t it this way sometimes in our lives? There are those times when we feel like we have been torn down and yet God often uses these seasons to work on us to build us back up into what might be considered a new concept, bringing us closer to him… stronger and better than what we were previously or could ever be if we simply relied on ourselves rather than submitting to God’s will for our lives.

I wish you a joyous Easter weekend and hope to see you at Truett’s Chick-fil-a one day soon!

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Rebecca Cooper

Hello and welcome to my website! I’m Rebecca Cooper. I’m a wife, mother, daughter, volunteer, community supporter, Realtor and am southern at heart (but not by birth…more on that later). I hav....

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