His Amazing Good Friday
It’s Good Friday and we want to offer a little more than the typical marketing or design content. We want to talk about what Good Friday is all about.
Good Friday is the Friday before Easter Sunday, on which the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ is commemorated in the Christian Church. It is traditionally a day of fasting and penance. Celebrating Good Friday means you understand the crux of Christianity. Good Friday is good because that is the day that we celebrate and honor the fact that Jesus Christ chose to die for us. Jesus knew that his mission on earth was now finished. He did what he was meant to do. To fulfill the Bible he 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 said, “It is finished!” Then he bowed his head and released his spirit. John 19:28-30
Good Friday makes a statement. It says we cannot save ourselves. It says we need a perfect sacrifice. Without Christ’s selfless act, without His choosing to give His life, we would be living by the law, and not by grace. Ephesians says “it is by faith we are saved through Chris, not by ourselves lest anyone should boast.”… It’s not something we can earn or do. It’s a gift.
As a Christian believer and follower of Jesus Christ – I take Good Friday personally. Without the death and resurrection of Jesus, my sin (past, present and future) would never be forgiven. Because of his divine sacrifice, I have the opportunity for eternal life in Heaven. And, yes – I do believe that Jesus Christ is the only way to the Father. He said this very thing in the book of John – Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
If you haven’t accepted Jesus as your Savior, would you consider doing so right now? Now is the time. Pray the prayer below, and receive His love and forgiveness:
“Dear Father, I realize that I have broken your laws and my sins separate me from you. I am truly sorry. I want to turn away from my sins and turn to you. Please forgive me. I believe that your Son is Jesus Christ. I acknowledge that He died for my sins and that He rose again on the third day. I know He is alive and He hears my prayer. I want Jesus to be the Lord of my life from now on. Fill me with the Holy Spirit, and help me to listen to Him and allow Him to lead me in glorifying You with my life. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.”
It’s my hope and prayer that you know Jesus. It will truly make this a Good Friday if you understand the depth of His love and redemption.
Have a great Easter.