It's a Great Day to Have a Good (Fri)Day!
Good Friday is here! That means only three day until Easter. The day when we celebrate and reflect on what Jesus has done for us at the cross. How He was beaten and bruised for our sins and sickness. Whipped, spit on, and speared. Then laid in a cold dark tomb and went to hell for us for three days! So, these questions come to mind every year today: Why is this day called Good Friday if Jesus went though all of this and much more in these four days? Why would we call something good when we can see the pain and suffering in it? Even Jesus, the day before, was praying to God saying “Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me”. (Matthew 26:39,42) But, here is why it’s is good. Jesus continued saying “Not as I will, but as You will”. Jesus knew the pain that was coming this day. But even in the midst of all that pain, He saw you, somebody that He loves. He chose to put you first. Somebody that He cares for. That He knows well. He knows you better than you know yourself! You’re somebody He was willing to lay His life down for. Jesus wanted You to be able to spend eternity with Him in heaven. That why Jesus was able to say ‘Your will be done, Father’. Eternity together in Heaven was the Father’s ‘Will’ and Jesus’ ‘Why’! So on this Good Friday, remember why it is GOOD. Jesus loves you so much that He chose the Father’s will. He chose to lay his life down that you would have eternal life, healing, prosperity, joy, and so much more!
Let us pray: “Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for what Jesus has given me. Thank you for reminding me that I was the ‘Good’ choice. Thank you for showing me Your passion and desire for me. I ask that You continue to show me YOUR WILL for my life. Help me to be like Jesus and choose Your will over my own. I honor you today. I love you. In Jesus name, Amen.” Enjoy this Good Friday!
Written by Corban Plenert