But it was the LORD’s good plan to crush him and fill him with grief. Yet when his life is made an offering for sin, he will have a multitude of children, many heirs. (Isaiah 53:10)
It has always intrigued me that such a horrific day in the life of Jesus Christ would be called Good Friday. This was the day that Jesus was brutally beat, mocked, shamed, humiliated, abused, and nailed to a Roman cross. Christ was crucified, suffered, bled, and died. This is a well-documented event in history. So why would anyone call this Good Friday?
When we think of who Jesus was, why he came, and the mission he fulfilled, it was an immensely Good Friday. Our heavenly Father, the Creator of the heavens and earth, sent his one and only Son, Jesus, to be the Savior of the world. Jesus was and is the eternal Son of God.
He came to take our sins upon himself, so that we may have an eternal and abundant life. On the cross he said, “It is finished.” This means, “Paid in full.” Mission accomplished. Jesus has, “paid in full,” the debt of every sin that you and I have ever committed or will commit. And now, by simple faith and trust in him and his death for our sins, we can have a growing relationship with Jesus and the assurance of eternal life.
This is why that Friday, the day on which Christ died, is one of the most significant days in human history and is called “Good Friday.”
Have you believed and received this amazing gift from God? This is a “Good Day” to start.