Friday, April 6, 2012

Why Call it "Good Friday" ???

As a youth I wondered why they would call it "Good Friday" when the most awful thing happened on that day. . This was the day of the week that Jesus was crucified and endured such horrible pain at the hands of the Romans.

It was a paradox that I did NOT understand and took me a long time to figure out.

Later I understood that out of that most terrible event came the very best result.

The paradox is still almost too much for me to deal with and I still wonder why it had to happen the way that it did. We could blame it on the Jews of Jesus day saying if only they had accepted Jesus as the Messiah but it would have turned out so differently. Would the gentiles [non-Jews] have accepted the faith in ONE God if Jesus had not died on the cross?

It was this earth shaking event that changed everything and for me and for every believer. We have been saved from our own sin because of the paradox of Good Friday and that makes all the difference.

Today is a day for fasting and prayer! Think and pray about what happened for YOU!