Good Friday, also known as “Holy Friday,” is the Friday before Easter Sunday.
But more than chocolate bunnies and pretty dresses,
Good Friday is remembered traditionally as the day on which Jesus, the Son of God was crucified.
This day is usually remembered with a subdued service with solemn hymns, prayers of thanksgiving,
a message centered on Christ suffering for our sakes, and observance of the Lord’s Supper, which we’ll talk more about in just a bit.
Christians all over the world remember Christ’s death on Good Friday by observing the Lord’s Supper.
Partaking of the bread which represents His body and the fruit of the vine which represents His blood
calls to remembrance how He died on the cross for us so that we might live and live life to the fullest
It’s also a reminder that God loves us very much that He sent His only Son to die for us
so that our sins may be forgiven and we may live forever with him
Coming up, what’s so good about Good Friday?
If you’re well acquainted with your history and medical books, the worst way for a person to die is to hang on a cross
What the Jewish authorities and Romans did to Jesus was definitely not good
So why call it a Good Friday?
It’s good because the story didn’t just end at the death of Jesus because he rose again from the dead on the third day
He appeared to many over a span of 40 days before he was taken up to heaven where he now sits at the right hand of God
This remarkable event that took place more than two thousand years ago is forever etched on our calendars in the Anno Domini dating system.