Why Good Friday is so Good (re-post from another source: Erik Raymond)

 

This is a re-post of something I ran across recently — thought is was worth sharing on this special day in the life of all disciples:

Why Good Friday is so Good

Erik Raymond —  April 2, 2010good friday

 

What follows are some meditations as to why Good Friday is good. The topic is truly infinite. Hopefully this serves to stir your heart as a believer and aid conversations with unbelievers today.

Good Friday is ‘good’ because…

…Jesus was my substitute there upon that blood-stained tree

…Jesus wore the crown of thorns that I might wear the crown of life

…Jesus was scourged that I might be healed

…Jesus was condemned that I might be pardoned

…Jesus was abandoned that I might be accepted

…Jesus was made to be sin that I might be declared and ultimately made righteous

…Jesus pleased the Father whom I had angered

…Jesus tasted death that I may never taste it

…Jesus drank wrath that I might drink the waters of life

…Jesus died that I may live

…Jesus was shamed for my shameful sin

…Jesus was showered with judgment he did not deserve that I might be showered with the grace that I do not deserve

…Jesus distinguished himself as the exclusive basis for divine forgiveness

…Jesus purchased eternal redemption through his eternal sacrifice to pay my eternal debt

…Jesus crushed the serpent’s head (he defeated the devil)

…Jesus pleased the Father

…Jesus vindicated the glory of God

…Jesus put the attributes of God on full display singing in beautiful harmony (justice, love, wrath, forgiveness, holiness, mercy…)

…Good Friday is good because I am so bad

….and Good Friday is only good because the Savior, our Lord Jesus is so good

Feel free to add your own praise evoking meditations of the cross in the comments as to why Good Friday is so good…

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