The Word: Sends – Day 38

Seven Wonders of the Word

6But the righteousness that comes from faith says, “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?'” (that is, to bring Christ down)7or ‘Who will descend into the abyss?’ (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). –Romans 10:6-7

It’s Good Friday.

I had a pastor friend of mine post on Facebook this question: “What makes this day Good?”  Chris knows what makes this day good, he just laid that question out there to get people thinking.  But he mostly got “smart alecky ” responces.

But I think it is a good question.  What is so good about; humiliation, beating, a cross and death?

Doesn’t seem to be much.

But here is where it gets interesting.

It isn’t about us, and our holiness, it is about God coming to us, and despite all that happened, loving in and through it all.  Today is good not because of us but it is good because we are who we are. It is good because there is a promise, it is good because God is good on His word, it is good because the cross is not the end of the story.

Good Friday isn’t good in the sense of feeling good or as a dear friend once said “sensational!” It is good because of Jesus. The Word doesn’t end at the cross, the cross and all that it represents is just the beginning. It is Good Friday because… Sunday is coming!

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