Friday, April 10, 2009
What a strange name for this day. The fact is, the only thing that has ever been "good" was brutally murdered on this day. Yet we call it "good" Friday.
The crucifixion of Jesus was not a pretty thing. History tells us it was the most cruel, harsh, painful way to die. The Romans had perfected the "art" of killing in their day. When Jesus died on that cross, He was dying because of and for all of our sin: past, present, and future. You see, the only way for sin to be paid for, or forgiven, was for something to die for it. It was a system of sacrifices that God established years ago. So when Jesus died, yes all the way dead, on the cross, He paid the price for our sin. He became the sacrifice for us so that we would not have to pay the ultimate price for our own sin. He did it for us.
That's what makes it "good."
So What? On this Good Friday, take some time to thank God and Jesus for the price that was paid. God gave His one and only Son for all of mankind so that none of us has to pay the price for our sin, if we will only put our trust in Him and allow Him to control our life. All we need to do is receive Him into our life and follow His plan for us as it is laid out in the Bible.
I hope you have a GREAT Friday and remember...Sunday is coming! He did not stay dead. He is alive so now we can live.