Why Good Friday Is Really Good

How is Good Friday "good"? After all, Good Friday is the day each year that we commemorate, remember and reflect on the immense suffering and death of Jesus Christ on the cross; along with countless other Christians all around the world.

How can such a dark and bleak day possibly be "good"? Surely the day when the Saviour of the World died should be referred to as the "worst" Friday? Why is Good Friday "good"?

For Christians, we remember the events that we reflect on each and every Good Friday as being "good" because - as one writer explains in his online article:

 "...even while powerful men were conspiring to kill the Son of God, God himself was acting to save the world from itself, once and for all. Even while the world’s authorities were conspiring to perpetrate history’s greatest evil, God was working to bring about history’s greatest good."

Good Friday is good and always will be because it marks the moment in history when the tide changed. When the tables were turned. When God's great rescue plan neared its dramatic climax in Jesus Christ.

Paul's words sum up beautifully why Good Friday is "good" when he said this in 2 Corinthians 5:21 (ESV):

"For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God."

Good Friday is "good" because God made him who had no sin (Jesus) to be sin (to take on all of mankind's sin), so that we might become the righteousness of God (be made right with God).

That is really "good" news friends!

So today on Good Friday, I encourage you to take some time to sit and reflect on the immense suffering and death of Jesus Christ on the cross, recognising that he who had no sin became sin, in order to cleanse YOU of unrighteousness and restore relationship for YOU with God the Father through His sacrifice on the cross.

All praise and honour and glory be to God!


Ps Joel Hawting

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