Friday, April 2, 2010

What's good about Good Friday?

I remember as a kid, once I learned what Good Friday was all about, wondering why it was called “good” instead of “bad,” “lousy,” “depressing” etc. It wasn’t until a few years later that I realized the significance of the “good” in Good Friday. We all have a purpose to our lives and for Jesus Christ, today commemorates the moment when he achieved the purpose in his earthly life – to die for us. When that sinks in, as it did for me as a teenager, we realize what our faith is all about and why we call this Good Friday. As I read on the web within the last little while, Good Friday falls between two triumphs - when Jesus rode into Jerusalem and his resurrection on Easter Sunday. Understanding the significance of that is a powerful moment. Have peace on this day.

1 comment:

Ross R said...

Good pt about JC achieving his purpose on Good Friday.