Isn’t it so crazy that a day marked by death is called, “GOOD Friday?” Today, people all across the earth remember a day where Jesus, the Savior of the world was beaten, mocked and sentenced to be crucified. He was called a liar and a thief, wear a crown of thornes on his head, a day where his hands and his feet would be pierced with nails–a day where Jesus would die on a cross.
We know that the story doesn’t end there. We know the ending and because we do, we can consider it GOOD!
It is GOOD because we know that God didn’t just send His son to die, but He sent His son to save the world. We know that in His persecution He would overcome any trial that we would ever face, that the marks on his body would grant us access to healing and that in His death, He would defeat death, giving us the victory in all things.
Typing these words brings tears to my eyes-It’s as though my heart is breaking, knowing that Jesus did this for me. He did this for you.
To recount and recall what happened on this day is powerful . And although it brings tears of sorrow, thinking about someone I love so much, Jesus, dying for me–knowing what happened three days later is empowering!
The cross, His death, and His resurrection tells me everyday, that whatever I am walking through, whatever we are facing, it doesn’t end there! We know the ending! We are victorious!
So, how do we remain victorious while walking through trial and experiencing what seems like defeat?
“We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne.”
So let us take this day of reflection to a posture in which we approach our everyday life. Let us walk in victory and call whatever it is we face, GOOD… because we know the ending!
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”