Today is what we know as Good Friday, the day we remember what Jesus did for us by dying on the cross. Some ask why the memory of a horrible death is called "good."
For me, this is a great day because the death of Jesus is the reason that I know that my sins are forgiven (what an amazing blessing) and that I can look forward to spending eternity with God. What a blessing!
Incredibly, when we read the Bible we find in Isaiah 53 that it actually PLEASED God to see His Son go through this. One translation puts it, "Yet it was the will of the LORD to crush him" (ESV).
As a father, I cannot imagine being pleased by seeing any of my children hurt, much less killed for things they did not do. But, God loves you and me so much, that it actually gave Him pleasure knowing that this was the
only way that He could look forward to eternity with all of us who are sinners.
So, this is a Great Friday and we are looking forward to celebrating the amazing resurrection of our Savior on Sunday.
Duane for HIVHope