I’ve been saved for ten plus years but still wasn’t sure about Good Friday. What exactly does that mean? I looked it up on the internet today wondering why it is called “Good Friday” when it is the day Jesus was crucified. I am finding that as I grow closer to Him, I want to know more about Him and I want to know specifics of why things are the way they are in this world. So, here is some of what I found…
I found this over at “For Dummies, Making Everything Easier”
Good Friday — the Friday before Easter — marks the day on which Jesus Christ was crucified on the cross for the sins of the world. The term Good Friday might be a bit confusing if you associate good with happy. Good Friday isn’t a happy day, but its name is a reminder that humans can only be considered good because of what happened on that day.
Some believe that its name was originally God’s Friday, which, over the years, became its present name. In Germany, Christians call it Quiet Friday (from noon on Friday until Easter morning, church bells remain silent). Christians in other parts of Europe call it Great Friday or Holy Friday.
Good Friday is a day of mourning and sorrow over the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ and a reminder that the sins of all people made it necessary for him to die in the first place. It’s also a day of gratitude for the supreme sacrifice that he made.
I also found this that I liked a lot:
We may say that on the first Good Friday afternoon was completed that great act by which light conquered darkness and goodness conquered sin. That is the wonder of our Saviour’s crucifixion. There have been victories all over the world, but wherever we look for the victor we expect to find him with his heel upon the neck of the vanquished. The wonder of Good Friday is that the victor lies vanquished by the vanquished one. We have to look deeper into the very heart and essence of things before we can see how real the victory is that thus hides itself under the guise of defeat. ~ Phillips Brooks
Some serious thoughts for this serious day.
I really enjoyed THIS POST over at Share Faith. Took this quote from it “To many Christians, Good Friday is a day of sorrow mingled with joy. It is a time to grieve over the sin of man and to meditate and rejoice upon God’s love in giving His only Son for the redemption of sin.”
I am going to close with this amazing post titled, “What is So Good about Good Friday.” EXCELLENT POST…go check it out.