Why Do We Call Good Friday “Good?”

On Good Friday, a couple millenia ago, an innocent man was tried without justice, whipped, beaten and bloodied beyond recognition, and nailed to a cross. He was to be the sacrificial lamb to soak up all of the world’s sin. He, the sinless Son of God, died a grisly death for our sin.So why do we call it Good? We call this day good because we know what happened afterwards. Jesus rose to life again, conquered death, established a new covenant, defeated The Enemy once and for all, and ascended to His father’s kingdom, where He now sits as an advocate for us. That is why Good Friday is good. Even though things may seem dark and hopeless now, we know, as S.M. Lockridge said— Sunday’s comin’.


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