John 19:30 “So when Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, ‘it is finished’ and bowing his head, he gave up his spirit”.
Assuming you were a witness to the gruesome killing of our Lord and Savior on the cross of Calvary on that fateful Friday, would you have ever associated good with that day? Would you have agreed to call today which marks the remembrance of His Death Good Friday? I know the answer would certainly be a big NO. As beneficiaries of the cross, we can call it good because it marks the day God’s only begotten Son Jesus died a sacrificial death for you and me. He offered His very life as a price to pay for the debt you and I could never have paid. If the cross were to be taken away, then, there would be no Good News of salvation for the sinner. There would be no message of hope. There would be no way for the sinner to get to God. There would be no way to have our sins forgiven. There would be no way to get to heaven. The good news of the gospel is that the sinless Savior took our place and suffered the wrath of God for our sake on the cross. With today marking that special day that Jesus died, let us look at the essence of Christ to the unsaved. The cross is the central message of the Gospel. The cross is the place where the wrath of God was struck. The cross is the only thing that satisfies the justice of God. The cross is the place where God offers peace to man. The cross is the place where man is set free from sin. The cross is the place where man gets his healing. The cross is the only bridge that can cover the great gulf caused by sin. So on the cross, our sins, sicknesses, shame, poverty and rejection were all paid in full by our Savior Jesus Christ. For the above reasons and many more, there is every reason to call this day Good Friday.
Confession for Today
I decree and declare that, through the work of Christ on the cross, I am united with God in the mighty name of Jesus.