What is so good about Good Friday? This day we call “good”, which is described in Matthew 27, is the day our Lord suffered and died! The one holy man who ever lived, abused and killed!
Of course, the goodness in Good Friday is that our Lord did this for us. The goodness is found in that God worked through the worst of human behavior to achieve his good and merciful purpose: Our salvation. The goodness is in this: That God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son…
On Good Friday, it is fitting that we pray prayers of repentance for our sin. The cross reminds us that our sin is cause for mourning. Yes, yes, I know! Joy is around the corner and Resurrection Day is coming! But let’s not miss this opportunity to grieve our sins (and the sinful rebellion of humankind) and to remember how much God paid for us!
Father, we thank you for the cross. Thank you for paying the price we could not pay. Thank you for paying it even while we were yet enemies of the cross!