Why is Good Friday referred to as “good”?
Good Friday is a day to remember the ultimate sacrifice given for us by God. We remember Jesus’ death on the cross not as the end of his life, but as a new beginning for us all.
What the Jewish authorities and Romans did to Jesus was definitely not good (see Matthew chapters 26-27 in the Bible). However, the results of Christ’s death are very good for us!
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 for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive by the Spirit.”
Many Christian churches celebrate with a subdued service on Good Friday, when Christ’s death is remembered with solemn hymns, prayers of thanksgiving, a message centered on the Messiah’s suffering for our sakes, and communion.
The events of that day should be ever on our minds because the death of Christ on the cross is the paramount event of the Christian faith.
Hot Cross Buns are traditionally served on Good Friday. They are a spiced bun and each bun is marked with the shape of a cross to symbolize Christ’s suffering and crucifixion.
To all my Christian friends, family & readers, may God bless you as you meditate on the sacrifice made by Him for us on this day….