Today is Good Friday, a day set aside to remember Christ’s sacrificial death on the cross for us. Many churches will host special services dedicated to the solemn remembrance of Christ’s gift to us through his death. I hope you will take time to attend a Good Friday service and reflect on what Christ has done and what it means for us as believers.
So much could be said about Christ’s death and how precious his sacrifice is to us who believe. But I thought I would just let Scripture speak for itself:
I will put enmity between you and the woman,
and between your offspring and her offspring;
he shall bruise your head,
and you shall bruise his heel.” (Genesis 3:15)
But he was pierced for our transgressions;
he was crushed for our iniquities;
upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,
and with his wounds we are healed. (Isaiah 53:5)
For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die—but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. (Romans 5:6–10)
For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. (2 Corinthians 5:21)
He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. (1 Peter 2:24)
Perhaps the most famous verse from all the Bible clearly expresses why Good Friday was actually a “good” day for sinners:
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. John 3:16
Thank you, Lord Jesus, for saving the world through your death!
If you have never repented of your sin and trusted in the One who died and rose for you, I urge you to do so today. Don’t wait—repent and entrust your life to the one who took your penalty of death for you, paying for all your sins, and offering you the free gift of eternal life.
Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,
This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.