“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 known as “Good Friday,” and it is one of the most sacred days observed in all of Christendom. At first glance, it can be difficult to understand why this important day is considered “good,” especially when one evaluates the violence and gruesomeness associated with this day.
Good Friday is a day set aside for Christians to remember and focus on our Lord’s death. On this day, believers remember our Lord Jesus Christ who was completely sinless and faultless, and His horrific murder on a wooden cross centuries ago in Golgotha. What the Jewish authorities and Romans did to Jesus Christ, who was innocent, was definitely not good… so why is this day called “Good Friday?”
It is from a Biblical perspective that one can fully realize why this day is truly good. Scripturally speaking, 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 wrath we deserve for our sin upon Himself so that we could be forgiven and saved.
Jesus’ death on the cross, however, is not the end of this story. Jesus’ death on the cross leads to the other paramount event of the Christian faith, our Lord’s resurrection. Three days later, through the power of God, Christ arose from the grave conquering sin and death forever.
Due to Jesus’ death and resurrection believers have victory over sin and have a sure future with God for all eternity. This is why we can say with the Apostle Paul today, “‘O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?’ The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Cor. 15:55-57).
As we celebrate our risen Savior this Easter, please know that our entire team at The Family Foundation is praying for you and your family to experience God’s richest blessings!
LET US PRAY…
Father, thank You for loving each and every one of us enough to send Your Son, Jesus Christ, to this earth to lay down His life so that we may be forgiven of our sins if we repent and believe in Him. Lord, we praise You today as our risen Savior who has overcome and conquered the grave. 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. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.