Why “Good Friday”? Why is Good Friday called “good”?
Many people asked me that question.
Yes, I understand their question. So, here is my answer.
In spite of all that the – Jewish and the Romans – authorities did to Christ, the consequences of Christ’s death on the cross are very good!
Because : “God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”- Romans 5:8 Moreover, “For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive by the Spirit.” – 1 Peter 3:18
So, many of us celebrate Good Friday as a sober evening service, remembering Christ’s death with prayers of thanksgiving, or with a message centered on Christ’s suffering for us, observance of the Lord’s Supper and solemn hymns.
As we celebrate Good Friday and honor the fact that Jesus Christ chose to die for us; we are reminded that Christ knew that his mission was now finished to the cross.
In order to fulfill Scripture he said, “I am thirsty.” A jar of sour wine was sitting there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put it on a hyssop branch, and held it up to his lips.
And, when Jesus had tasted it, he said, “It is finished!” Then he bowed his head and released his spirit – John 19:28-30
If you see the big picture, as God intended in Christ, God comes down into the fullness of human dysfunction: its disloyalty, bigotry, terrorism, brokenness and sin.
In Christ’s sacrifice, God wears the body of anyone who is lost and broken.
Therefore, Good Friday gives us a reason not only to value Christ ‘s sacrifice for our sins on the cross but also to look forward to celebrate his resurrection.
The resurrected Christ offers us – who believe in him – forgiveness of our sins and the eternal life. And that is the crux of Christianity.
Today, Christ invites you to accept his sacrifice on the cross for you.
If you accept his sacrifice, you can ask him to be your Lord and Savior, and you can pray:
”Jesus Christ – I am a sinner. I accept your sacrifice for me on the cross. I ask you to forgive my sins. I accept you as my Lord and Savior”
Christ, now your Lord and Savior invites you and all of us who believe in him to follow him.
Following Christ is an amazing rich life but at times might be uncomfortable, as he told us:
“In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
– John 16:33 .
In this journey with Christ, we might experience hardships and sufferings, but also Christ’s Love that makes us whole and sets us Free.
Make no mistake, walking with Christ daily makes our lives under any circumstances, heavenly peaceful and joyful, godly influential, rewarding and eternally fruitful.
Welcome to this Journey!
I would like to hear from you and about your journey with Christ.