Friday, April 6, 2012

What Is So Good About Friday?

Why do Christians call it Good Friday if we remember the crucifixion and death of Jesus in such somber tones?  At first you have to ask yourself what is so good about this day. Then when you stop to reflect on the events of that day and what that means to us - you begin to understand that the suffering and death of Jesus opened the gates of heaven for all mankind.  Without that sacrificial gift - none of us would have any chance of attaining heaven. 

So as we pray and mourn and wipe tears from our eyes - we have to allow joy to enter our minds and hearts as we celebrate the awesome sacrificial act that Jesus did for you and me. "Though he was in the form of God, he did not regard equality with God something to be grasped..." Philippians 2:6-11

Jesus - the humble servant - obedient to God even to His death - not for His good but for ours -now that makes a Good Friday!

Deacon Dale