1 Peter 2:24 He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds we are healed.
Today is Good Friday. In the scripture
that describes this day leading up to Easter, the descriptions hardly
portray any good things happening to Jesus. He was treated horribly,
beaten, mocked, tortured emotionally and physically and was made to
carry his own cross up the hill of Golgotha.
Jesus did not mind. Absorb this! He did all these things willingly.
He realized his role in fulfilling his purpose on this earth and he
willingly endured a tortuous treatment. Not for himself. For all of
The "good" in Good Friday is for us. Jesus died
so that we may have goodness and an eternal life in heaven. Everything
about what Jesus did for us is GOOD.
The history of
Good Friday contains several possible derivatives of the name. Sources
say that Good Friday may have evolved from what was originally God's Friday. Others
say that the Friday of Jesus's death was a "goodbye" for the world;
goodbye to Jesus's life on earth. Yet another source says that it
derived from Holy Friday or Great Friday.
Friday is a day of mourning and many churches throughout the world will
keep their bells silent from this day until Easter morning. The sorrow
of Good Friday is a godly sorrow.
2 Corinthians 7:10 reminds us,
"Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no
regret, but worldly sorrow brings death". There is goodness in Good
Friday because Jesus died so that we might live-eternally!