“Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures.” – 1 Cor. 15:3b-4
Today, is a very important day in Christendom, as believers in Christ observe “Good Friday.” At first glance, it can be admittedly difficult and a bit perplexing as to why this day is called “good.”
It is a difficult concept to realize that “Good Friday” is referring to the day when our Lord Jesus Christ who was completely sinless and flawless was gruesomely murdered on a wooden cross centuries ago in Golgotha. However, when one truly comprehends the Scriptural meaning behind Christ’s death on the cross, it is then clearly seen as incomprehensibly good.
This day is good because Jesus Christ our Savior laid down His life as the perfect sacrifice for the sin of the world. He took the punishment we deserve for our sin upon Himself so that we could be forgiven and saved. This was the only way heaven’s door could be opened to sinful people.
The story does not end here, through the power of God, Christ arose from the grave three days later conquering sin and death forever. Those who place their faith in the Lord share in this victory as well. Through Christ’s sacrifice and resurrection, believers have the power to overcome sin and live their lives for the glory of God.
LET US PRAY…
Father, thank You, for sending Your Son, Jesus Christ, into the world to die for us and save sinners. Father, we praise You, that death does not have the last word and that we who are believers in Christ share in His victory over sin and death. Help us, Lord, to fully come under Your Lordship and live our lives wholly devoted to You. Lord, thank You for the incomparable love You have shown to us through Your ultimate sacrifice for our salvation. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.