It’s Good Friday.
Why do they call it Good Friday? Nothing about it is good when you think about it. Christ was nailed to a cross, taking on our sins. He suffered an excruciating death. And all of it was for us! I guess that’s where the good comes from. He saved us from dying a sinful death.
I don’t know about you but every time I think about how Christ took my sin upon his shoulders, I get chills. Who am I that Jesus would die for me? I mean it, who am I?
Well, without Christ, I am nothing. Without Christ, life is meaningless.
But WITH Christ, I am FREE! God loved you and me SO much that He sent His ONLY Son to the earth to die a horrible death so that we wouldn’t spend eternity in Hell.
Today we remember the day Christ was crucified for our sins. He was beaten, mocked, tortured. It was a horrible day.
“It Is Finished” were Christ’s last words. But what many didn’t know was that in 3 days, Christ was going to rise again and prove to the world He is who He says He is!
Take a moment to listen to this song by the Gaithers. It’s such a powerful song!
On that line stands an old rugged cross
On that cross, a battle is raging
To gain a man’s soul or it’s loss
All the demons, all the devils of hell
On the other, the angels of glory
And they meet on Golgotha’s hill
And the sun refuses to shine
For there hangs God’s son, in the balance
And then through the darkness, he cries
It is finished, there’ll be no more war
It is finished, the end of the conflict
It is finished and Jesus is Lord
Not all prisoners of war had come home
These were battlefields of my own making
I didn’t know that the war had been won
Had fought all the battles for me
And that victory was mine for the claiming
And now praise his name, I am free
But Sunday is coming, you guys!
Sunday is coming! Christ rose up from the dead!
He conquered death and we are FREE!
Praise His Name, I AM FREE!