I saw this Twitter post today (@keetpotato)
me: “we commmorate the day you died every year”
jesus: “thats nice, what’s the day called?”
me: “bad friday”
This hypothetical awkward conversation illustrates the fact that Good Friday is an odd title for the day when the worst of evil was poured on upon the greatest Love.
We cannot “gloss it over”. The darkness and the pain that day were more real and extreme than we’ll ever know. It is important to face this fact before we celebrate Easter.
So why is it called “Good Friday”?
Hebrews 12:2 says “fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
What made it “good” was what it accomplished. What made it possible for Him to endure was His love and hope for what it would do for you.
Today, reflect on the cross. Don’t jump ahead to Easter quite yet. Remember the price that He paid.
We have a Good Friday service at 7 p.m. at www.eurekafaithcenter.org.