What’s so GOOD about Good Friday?

Good Friday:  The term we Christians use to acknowledge the day Jesus died on a cross.





His crucifixion amidst jeers and and hatred was the beginning of a series of days that would forever change history.


It was part of a plan of unbelievable love for mankind — every one of us . . .



. . . but it began with immense personal pain and selfless sacrifice.



Jesus, the human image of the holy God, fulfilled his life’s purpose by dying on a brutal cross, taking on the sin of the world for all eternity.


Sin is real. Sin has consequences.



Sin can be forgiven — covered by the blood of Jesus.


That’s GOOD news.



But today I fight against the urge to race to Sunday.


I focus on the pain.
I grieve.


I believe in God, the Father almighty,
      creator of heaven and earth;

And in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord;
      who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary,
      suffered under Pontius Pilate,
      was crucified, dead, and buried;
      he descended into hell . . .


I recognize my own unworthiness.



He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.

1 Peter 2:24

The crucifixion of Christ is a common theme in religious art. The artworks featured in this post were seen in the shop that struck me silent. Read about it HERE.


  1. Cindy Scott says:

    I heard British evangelist J John say that we are Easter people living in a Good Friday world and I just thought what truth there is in that statement! Praise the Lord thank you for Jesus and the gift of redemption/salvation!! Happy Easter!

  2. My husband and I had this conversation this morning. Thanks for sharing, Susan. We rejoice for our God.