Thursday, April 21, 2011

have a great GOOD FRIDAY

Why is it called Good Friday anyway?  The day is NOT just another day.  It depicts the death of the most incredible person that ever lived, Jesus Christ.  Death doesn't sound good to me.  In fact the details surrounding His death were as far from good as you can get.  It was painful.  It was humiliating.  Yet, It was destined by our always faithful God which makes this Friday good.

Think about it with me for a few minutes.  I am not taking you to history for a lesson or even to the theological perspective of Jesus' death on the cross at Calvary.  I am taking you to the person who forever holds the hope that the world and I so desperately need.  Without Jesus' death, there is no hope.  Without Jesus' death, there is no resurrection.  Without Jesus' death, there is no payment for our sins.  Without Jesus' death, there is no way of abundant life.

That makes this Friday good.  That means we can have a great GOOD FRIDAY.  Celebrate the cross of Christ and all that is behind it.  We honor the cross.  It is worn around our necks.  It is put in a special place in our churches and even in our homes.  The cross leads us to the tomb, and the tomb is empty.  Completely and forever empty because Jesus conquered death and fear, conquered and killed the power of sin and the grip Satan has had on our lives.  Jesus willingly went to the cross.  That was a great act on the very first GOOD FRIDAY.  

Take a few minutes to examine these verses and make sure that you have a great GOOD FRIDAY celebrating our risen and faithful Savior, Jesus!

But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ.

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.

We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God's throne.

And you know that Jesus came to take away our sins, and there is no sin in him.

1 comment:

Jeff said...

"Great" perspective. I'm so thankful that because of Jesus's sacrifice, I can have a great life here & for eternity!

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