Hey Sparkles! Happy Friday! For today’s Family Friday post, I am writing about Good Friday. Today’s blog post will explore why we call Good Friday “good,” when Jesus was crucified on this day.
For Christians, the starting point for our faith is with the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. If Jesus had not died on the cross for our sins, we would not get to go to heaven and have to live eternally apart from God. Paul considered it to be of “first importance” – (“For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures,” 1 Corinthians 15:3 https://my.bible.com/bible/59/1CO.15.3.)
On Good Friday we remember the day Jesus willingly suffered and died by crucifixion as the ultimate sacrifice for our sins. It is followed by Easter, the glorious celebration of the day Jesus was raised from the dead, heralding his victory over sin and death and pointing ahead to a future resurrection for all who are united to him by faith (“For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his.” Romans 6:5 https://my.bible.com/bible/59/ROM.6.5).
But, you may be wondering, why call it “Good Friday?” The name Good Friday is entirely appropriate because the suffering and death of Jesus, as terrible as it was, marked the dramatic culmination of God’s plan to save his people from their sins. This plan was in place from the time God created the universe, and the wheels started working after the fall of man.
Well, there you have it, Sparkles. This is, in essence, why we call today Good Friday. If you are looking for something to do with the family on Easter as a reminder of the meaning behind Easter, I suggest Resurrection Eggs. My family has done them as long as I can remember, and it has been an integral part of my life. You can buy Resurrection Eggs on Amazon here.
Thanks for reading, and Sparkles away!