Today is Good Friday, the day we remember the crucifixion and death of Jesus.
So why is Good Friday good? Why isn’t today called Bad Friday?
I am reminded on this day that crucifixion was necessary because it led to resurrection. Resurrection was necessary because it showed that Jesus could defeat death, proving he was God’s Son with the power to forgive our sins.
Resurrection and forgiveness are good. So today is Good Friday.
Acts 13:39 says, “Through him everyone who believes is set free from every sin, a justification you were not able to obtain under the law of Moses.”
When I get in my car, I put the key in, turn it, and turning the key starts the engine. Technically it ignites a combustion process in my car (my auto mechanics teacher would be proud!).
If you have an electric start, you push the button and it does the same thing
So what ignites the forgiveness of your sins by God?
Believing in Jesus Christ.
Why does believing in Jesus Christ result in forgiveness? Because Jesus, as the Son of God, was crucified and resurrected. Crucified and resurrected. Resurrection does not happen without crucifixion.
So today as we remember Jesus on Good Friday, remember Good Friday is necessary for Easter Sunday. Without Good Friday there is no Easter Sunday. This is why Friday, today…is good.
Romans 3:21-22 says, “But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe.”
Today let’s remember the sacrifice Jesus made to make Good Friday good…