Friday, April 2, 2010

Good??? Friday

Have you ever wondered why Christians call the day Jesus the Christ died on the cross “Good Friday”???
How could a day full of painful agony and the death of Jesus be called good?
Perhaps the origin comes from the termGod’s Friday” in the same way that good-bye comes from “God be with ye” and was slurred over time.  All that aside as speculation we can consider that because we now know that Resurrections Sunday follows the events of that Friday, and knowing that Jesus’ death and resurrections accomplished salvation for all of us, then the term “Good Friday” is most understandable.
Today is a day to contemplate the fact that our sins were nailed to the cross with Jesus. Because of His sacrifice we are forgiven. This is a day of prayer and meditation.


  1. I never gave it much thought as to why it was called Good Friday until more recent years. Before it was just a name. Now it has very special meaning.