πŸ‘‘ Good Friday

There has been much debate among theologians as to whether the Lord Jesus Christ was actually crucified on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday. Traditionally, of course, it is supposed to have taken place on Friday, but this writer has never been able to get very excited about such details. What matters is that Christ, the Creator, God in flesh, died in shame and disgrace and agony for sins He had never committed β€” for your sins and mine.

But have you ever considered that thisΒ in itselfΒ is not necessarily good news? Many an innocent person has died in the place of some guilty criminal who has gone free through some miscarriage of justice. We didn’t see anythingΒ goodΒ about this. When St. Peter addressed his kinsmen heΒ blamedΒ them for the crucifixion of Christ, saying: β€œJesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you… as ye yourselves also know… ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain” (Acts 2:22, 23), and later he faced the Supreme Court of his nation and chargedΒ themΒ with His death (Acts 4:5-11).

What then, was β€œgood” about the death of Christ? Well, we come to this when we reach the Epistles of Paul in our Bibles. There the chief of sinners, saved by grace (I Tim. 1:15), exclaims: β€œHe gave Himself for me” (Gal. 2:20). He says: β€œGodΒ hath made Him to be sinΒ for us… that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him” (II Cor. 5:21). He does not blame us for Christ’s death β€” though our sins helped to nail Him to that cross β€” but proclaims the glad news that, β€œWe have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins according to the riches of His grace” (Eph. 1:7). And why did He do this for us?Β β€œThat in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us through Christ Jesus” (Eph. 2:7).

So, for us who have trusted Christ as our Savior, the death of Christ at Calvary is indeed good news. We rejoice in it, sing about it, preach about it and all it has accomplished for a lost humanity. Little wonder Paul declared:

β€œGod forbid that I should boast,” except in one thing:Β β€œthe cross of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Gal. 6:14). source

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