Friday, April 22, 2011

Day 112: Good Friday

Growing up, I always found it really, really difficult to understand why Good Friday is called thus. I just could not understand why we would call Christ's death as good. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I knew that He was a sacrifice for my sins, but golly, why in the world do we want to celebrate His dying?!

And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice and yielded up his spirit.
And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. And the earth shook, and the rocks were split... When the centurion and those who were with him, keeping watch over Jesus, saw the earthquake and what took place, they were filled with awe and said, “Truly this was the Son of God!” Matthew 27:50,51&54
For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, 
so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
2 Corinthians 5:21
There are so many things that I can write about why today is a good Friday, but in these few lines of the Word, we have a few.

1. Jesus yielded His spirit. It was done, when He decided.
2. The old covenant was done. Enter the new covenant. Curtain, torn.
3. The world trembling at the sacrifice of the Son of God. It was a testimony to His deity. 
4. He was sin on our behalf. Why? For our sake.
5. His righteousness becomes ours. Why? For our sake.

So, as an adult, I can rejoice in Good Friday. Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Golly, why in the world would you not rejoice?! We know Sunday is coming!

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