Today is Good Friday in Christianity. Odd, that on a day when something so barbaric occurred is called Good Friday,
“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “My ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.” Isaiah 55:8
More than 2000 years ago Jesus was crucified. Graphically revealing sin’s cruelty and evil.
Shouting to all. “Work hard for sin your whole life, and death is your reward!”
Whipped His body with a cat o’ nine tails until skin and muscle were torn from His bones.
Pounded the nails into His hands.
Shoved the crown of thorns down into His skull.
Pulverized His face.
Slowly sucked the breath from His lungs.
Knowing crucifixion would be His destiny here on earth. Jesus still chose to leave His heavenly throne and come to earth to live as a human being.
So He could redeem Papa’s children from the pit of hell.
Knowing they would desert Him in His time of need. Condemning Him to a death of unspeakable horror. Jesus still chose to lovingly heal and comfort the lost, the forgotten, the hurting.
Jesus chose to use precious oxygen to plead. “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.” Luke 23:34
Jesus died alone and separated from His heavenly Father’s presence so none of us ever have to ask.
“My God! My God! Why have You forsaken Me?” Matthew 27:46
Thankfully, Jesus’s crucifixion was not the end of this love story! Jesus did not remain on the cross or in the tomb. He overcame death and was resurrected.
It’s Jesus’s resurrection that’s the cornerstone of Christianity. It’s proof of Jesus’s deity and undeniable confirmation of Papa’s great love for His children.
That’s why this day in Christianity was a good day. Now everyone who has eyes will be able to see the truth, and everyone who has ears will be able to hear it. Isaiah 32:3
JESUS IS THE ONLY SAVIOR OF THE WORLD!