Why Is Good Friday So Good?

Have you ever really thought about why we Christians declare Good Friday as Good? Funny thing, I never really thought about it either so I did a little research to confirm what, way in the back of my mind, I've always thought it meant.

My research confirmed my thoughts about Good Friday, but it seems strange that we would declare Jesus' death on the cross as Good. Would that be an oxymoron?

Anyway, as strange as it seems, Death and Good in regards to Good Friday is very, very Good in regards to the human race. Because of Jesus' death on the cross, we (the entire world) now has opportunity to repent and come to a personal relationship with Jesus.

You know that awesome, very popular, verse "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life [1]"?  It applies to Good Friday.

Yes, Jesus died for you and I. That is why we celebrate Good Friday. It is Good that Jesus died as His death provided access, for us, straight to the Father. Jesus told Thomas, one of His disciples, that He is the way, the truth and the life and know one can come to the Father, but through Him [2].

Now let me mention that although Jesus died on the cross, He is actually not dead. Whoa! you say. What do you mean? I thought you said He was dead.

That's an easy question to answer. The Bible says that three days later after His death on the cross, He rose again [3]. So where is Jesus now you might ask? He is seated at the right hand of the Father [4].

He is very much alive. Not dead. In a nutshell, Jesus suffered what we well deserve due to our sins and foolishness. And, because of His suffering on the cross, we who have received Him and are obedient to Him have received His gift to us of everlasting life with Him. No, not here on earth, but after we pass away.

So what is hindering you from receiving Jesus today? Share in the comments section. If you have received Jesus as Savior, share a little so that others can be encouraged.

Blessings on this awesome day and may the Lord be Glorified!


[1] John 3:16 NKJV
[2] John 14:5-7
[3] 1 Corinthians 15:4
[4] Mark 16:19


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