What’s so GOOD about Good Friday?

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

 

Willingly.

 

 

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.

Comments

  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.