Why is Good Friday “good”?
…He said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.
The disciples watched as Jesus cried out, “it is finished.” But what was finished wasn’t Jesus’ life—it was everything separating us from God’s love.
“God with us” became “God for us” by giving up His life to rescue us.
Jesus suffered so that our suffering world could know God personally … that’s what makes Good Friday “good.”
A Good Friday Prayer
I grieve that the torture and sorrow You endured on the cross were necessary to save humanity. You didn’t want us enslaved to fear, anxiety, or sin—so You sacrificed Yourself so that Love could win.
It’s Love that hung upon the cross and gave up everything to rescue us. “It is finished” was a cry of victory, because You defeated everything that held us in captivity.
Because of Your sacrifice, I can experience intimacy with You forever. Thank You! Show me how to share Your love today and every day.
Use me to reach the world You died to redeem.
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