As a young child who celebrated Good Friday at church every year, I always wondered what was so good about Good Friday.
At the age of twelve years I was asked to sing The Old Rugged Cross with my Sunday Schhol classmates to the church at that Good Friday service. That year I discovered the meaning of Good Friday.
Let me share the song The Old Rugged Cross
Good Friday is good only if it is personal to me. and I have accepted the gift of forgiveness of sins and life eternal which God offers me through the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ on the cross of Calvary.
It is good because it gives hope to all sinners ( all have sinned and come short of the glory of God – Romans 3:23), for on that day we commemorate the Lamb of God who was slain for the sins of all of us (For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son that whosoever believes on Him shall not perish but have everlasting life – John 3:16), It proved to us the measure of God’s love to sinful man to give His only Son who left heaven’s glory to die on the cross of pain and shame.
It is good because when I repentedof my sins and acceptepte the grace (unmerited favor) of God , forgiveness of my sins and accpet life eternal, I shall one day lay all my trophies at His feet and exchange it for a crown in heaven. I have hope to live forever in heaven instead of in hell which is punishment forever and separation from God.
Do you know the good of Good Friday – Jesus! In these days of Covid deaths and all uncertainty of health and the future, let this Good Friday be good for you.
The Good good Father is calling you, offering you His Son Jesus Christ as your sacrificial Lamb for penalty of your sins. He loves you and wants to be your good, good Father today.
Dear God, I want You to be my good Father. I repent of my sins which destined me for hell. Please forgive me by the blood of Jesus given at Calvany and give me new everlasting life. I want You to be my Father and Lord today. Come live inside me with the power of the Holy Spirit. In Jesus’ name I pray Thank You Abba Father. Amen