Why is “Good Friday” good?

Of the 4200 religions in the world, only One died for the sins of the world. Jesus never fought to be recognized, yet He is known all over. He never physically touched every corner of the world, yet His Name is known, recognized, and accepted almost everywhere. He was not conquering people or lands by force so they could follow Him by force, yet many hearts, lives, and lands willingly accepted Him as they felt the impact of His sacrificial love.

This day of Christ’s crucifixion was a day of sacrifice, shame, humiliation, rejection, pain, and loneliness amidst the multitude. It was a day of death. As a lamb to be sacrificed, He did not struggle but offered Himself willingly.

Jesus knew it beforehand and still surrendered Himself to it.

Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be betrayed unto the chief priests and unto the scribes, and they shall condemn him to death, And shall deliver him to the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify him: and the third day he shall rise again. Matthew 20:18-19

History was made to date that Christ went through all these for the redemption of the souls of men. That is why Jesus Christ doesn’t cast anyone who comes to Him away but gives them the power to become transformed people; daughters and sons of God.

“Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. Isaiah 53:4.

The door of mercy and salvation is still open to all.

“And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left”. Luke 23:33

When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, IT IS FINISHED: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost. John 19:30

Thus the reason for the “Good Friday”; Jesus sacrificial death to buy us salvation from the eternal judgement.

Author: Margaret

I used to be a country girl raised humbly by my God-conscious grandmother. My grandmother made me read a Bible to her every day until I fell in love with the God of the Bible. After high school, I gave my life completely to Christ at Reinhard Bonnke Crusade and got adopted by the ministry of Pastor/Dr. W.F Kumuyi. When I gave Christ my life, He took it, redecorated it in His ways, and added meaning to it. I am happily married and blessed with three wonderful children. Dr. Akinloye, O.M (Ph.D., JP, PMP)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: