So What’s So Good about Friday?

by SOR Mission on April 18, 2014

Jesus Carries his CrossToday, us Christians, i.e. those of us who identify as disciples of Jesus Christ acknowledge the day that he was crucified by the Romans at the bidding of the Jewish “Establishment” at that time in Jerusalem.  So why do we call it good if it was a day of so much suffering? It is quite possible that it was a derivation of Gottes Freitag” the early German for God’s Friday which indeed it was.  This can be traced back as early as the 1300’s in Anglo-Saxon Europe. Some early  sources estimate that Jesus Christ was crucified on April 3, A.D. 33 and if so,  today’s  Good Friday has been acknowledged over 1,981 times since his bodily death in April of 33.

Oftentimes some of the darkest moments that occur in our lives will be followed by the power of Jesus moving and changing circumstances in our lives so that we too can live in the light of the resurrected Jesus. This is what makes Good Friday indeed GOOD!

This day is a very important day for us as Christians as we believe that this week is and remains the most monumental week in the entire Jesus Crown of thornshistory of mankind. Are we living our daily lives on this truth that nothing in our lives is more important than knowing Jesus and him crucified.  Let’s ponder his sacrifice today as we think of the suffering he underwent to pay the price for your sin and mine.  We rejoice in Jesus’ sacrificial death for our sins.  I John 1:5-10  The Apostle Paul proclaimed it of prime importance in I Corinthians 15:3-20.

  “For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.” I Corinthians 15:3-4

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