What’s so “Good” about Good Friday?

Good Friday…the day Christians remember Jesus’ crucifixion.  What’s so “good” about the day our Lord and Savior was beaten, broken, and crucified?  It was a gruesome day, physically.  Recall, that Jesus was betrayed, endured 6 illegal trials, treated ruthlessly, and ultimately crucified.

To understand the “good” in Good Friday, we must go all the way back to Genesis!   Only three chapters into the Bible (Genesis 3), we find Satan convincing Eve that, if she will taste the fruit, “…your eyes will be opened as soon as you eat it, and you will be like God, knowing both good and evil.” [Emphasis mine].  Ultimately, Eve ate, and sin entered the world.  Since that time, we all attempt (in one way or another) to be like God.  In other words, we all sin.  (Romans 3:23)  As a result, we are all in need of a Savior, and God prepared a way of salvation for us.

In the midst of our sin, Christ died for us!  (Romans 5:6)  Though He was sinless, He died for us and will one day bring us safely home!  (1 Peter 18)

Friends, THAT is good news!  You see, Good Friday is not “good” from Jesus’ earthly point of view, but is only “good” to our benefit!  That is the love of a Savior who draws us to Him and desires that none should perish!  (2 Peter 3:8-9)

The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.  (Romans 6:23)  If Jesus is not your personal friend and Savior, please go to How to Know God.  He is there waiting for you!  Don’t let this Resurrection weekend pass without considering your eternal destiny.

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