Thursday, April 5, 2012
What's so GOOD about Good Friday?
The Friday before Easter is a Christan holiday which is called 'Good Friday'. Most everyone looks at any Friday as being good because the weekend comes next.
Religiously speaking, we celebrate Good Friday as the day Jesus Christ was crucified on the cross.
People ask...what is so GOOD about Good Friday if our Lord and Saviour died?
The answer - that is the day He died in our place for our sins because of His love for us.
Jesus knew His mission, and to fulfill the Scripture said, “I am thirsty.” A jar of sour wine was sitting there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put it on a hyssop branch, and held it up to His lips. When Jesus had tasted it, He proclaimed, “It is finished!” Then Christ bowed His head and released His spirit. (John 19:28-30)
He conquered death, overcame the pits of Hell, and now sits at the right hand of God. Freely, we live under grace each day. So, joyfully celebrate Good Friday, as well as Easter knowing that you are loved unconditionally.
To know Jesus as your Saviour and receive eternal life just remember the ABC's. ACKNOWLEDGE Him as Saviour, BELIEVE He died for your sins, and CALL upon his name and ask Him into your heart.
Without Christ’s selfless act, without His choosing to give His life, we would be living by the law, and not by grace.
Every day is truly GOOD when you have a personal relationship with God.