When I was a kid, I used to wonder why it was called “Good Friday.” After all, the sky was darkened, the Lord Jesus Christ was crucified by hateful people. He was dead and buried that day. There didn’t seem to be much good about it to me.
But as I matured, I came to understand what Christ accomplished on that dark day. He died for our sins. He paid the price for our sins. He who knew no sin became sin for us! “For He has made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.” (II Corinthians 5:21)
What Jesus accomplished on the Cross makes Friday a truly “good” Friday. The good news of the gospel that He has paid the price for us on the Cross, and by faith in Him we can have the gift of eternal life.
Every Good Friday, I think of the renowned late African-American preacher, S.M. Lockridge, who preached his famous sermon, “It’s Friday, but Sunday’s a comin’!”
We look forward to Easter Sunday morning. After the substitutionary sacrifice of Christ on the Cross, He conquered death and hell through the resurrection from the tomb!