Friday, April 18, 2014

Good Friday

   And they will mock Him and spit on Him, and flog Him and kill Him. And after three days He will rise.
-Mark 10:34

Good Friday is the really difficult part of Easter weekend. We know that Easter is coming and the joy and hope it represents, so it can be easy to forget today. But it's important not to forget today--to forget that our salvation came at a price, that God asked His son to do something unimaginable, all because He loves us so very much.

The part of the crucifixion story that is most painful for me to read is when Jesus cries, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" Jesus' humanity, his divinity, and both his physical and emotional suffering are all wrapped up in this cry. His pain was real. 

Good Friday is a sad day for Christians but without it, the joy of Easter wouldn't be half as bright, and wonderful, and brilliant. May we all remember what this day means and be thankful.


  1. Love this. Good Friday is always a sad day for me, as I keep seeing an image of suffering Jesus in pain. It's as if he is asking me to share his pain with him, because not too many people will. He asks me to be his faithful friend and daughter- and I always say yes I will. I pray that I can keep this promise this year as I often find myself forgetting...

  2. My uncle is a priest and we grew up under the belief that Good Friday is, in many ways, the most important day of the religious year. And for the exact reasons you mention above. It's such an important part to remember. His suffering was REAL.

  3. It's good to hear that you learned about the importance of Good Friday. I think that's wonderful.


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