Good Friday, also known as “Holy Friday,” is the Friday immediately preceding Easter Sunday. It is celebrated as the day which Jesus was crucified. I can imagine for His disciples, the ones who loved Jesus and followed Jesus that it was a very solemn occasion. Their Master, Lord, Rabbi, and Friend was being crucified — they didn’t remember what Jesus had told them when He walked with them as their Good Shepherd. In John (16:22) “And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you). As He walked with them, He gave them His commission. In Luke (24:7) “The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again”. Jesus had already said to them when He was walking with them as their Good Shepherd. In John (10:17-18) “Therefore my Father loves me, because I lay down my life that I may take it again”. v.18 “No one take it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father”. Be it said what the Jewish authorities and Romans did to Jesus was Not Good, but the day is called Good Friday because Jesus death on the cross was definitely Good. (Romans 5:8) “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. First (Peter 3:18) tells us, For Christ died for sins once and for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit”.
The Christian churches celebrate Good Friday with a service in the evening in which Jesus’ death is remembered with solemn hymns, prayers of thanksgiving, a message centered on Christ Jesus suffering and the seven words He spoke from the cross for our sakes, and the observance of the Lord’s Supper. Whether or not you as a Christian choose to “celebrate” Good Friday, the event of that day should forever be on the mind, because the death of Christ Jesus on the cross, along with His resurrected body is the paramount significance of the Christian faith.
I am accustomed to attending church service on Good Friday, and it is always a solemn heartfelt service. I leave feeling renewed, revived with so much remembrance of the Love of God the Father and God the Son toward me. I leave in a state of blissfulness with the joys of heaven. (Isaiah 49:13) “Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; and break forth into singing, O mountains: for the LORD hath comforted his people and will have mercy upon his afflicted.”
“The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy, he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing. (Zephaniah 3:17)
Good Friday, the day they lead him away to the place of skull, which is called in Hebrew, Golgotha, the day He was nailed to the cross, but in three days “HE WOULD RISE”.
This is Jewels of Nuggets / Jewels for The Soul Blog April 15, 2022, Praise the Lord!!!