“They kept striking His head with a staff and spitting on Him. And they knelt down and bowed before Him. After they had mocked Him, they removed the purple robe and put His own clothes back on Him. Then they led Him out to crucify Him.”
We bless God for the gift of today in the history of humanity. What a blessing it is for us to be privileged to witness this day. But do you know that in our world today, the initial meaning of Good Friday has almost been defeated and replaced with something more befitting of humankind?
What is the significance of today? Why do we celebrate Good Friday? Is it really a good one? Can we say the death of our Lord Jesus Christ is good? Shouldn’t it be a day to mourn the death of our Lord? Shouldn’t it be a day to remember the sacrifice of our Lord on the cross of Calvary?
While it is not wrong to celebrate the remembrance of what our Lord did for us—suffered and died—it is also essential to always have the most crucial reason for His death at the back of our minds. He didn’t just die so we could have a Good (enjoyment) Friday. Besides, Good in that context represents Holiness, Sobriety, and Repentance.
As Christians, do you know that this is a beautiful day to go out and tell people about the suffering and death of our Lord Jesus Christ? While I do not say other days aren’t meant for evangelism, in celebrating this period, let’s have it at the back of our minds that there are still many lost souls out there who have either refused to come into the fold or haven’t got the opportunity to hear about this reason for our celebration. “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” Rom. 5:8.
In other words, don’t rejoice alone. Share the good news, spread the love of Christ, preach the gospel, win more souls, intercede for the lost sheep, and stay on track. Let it not be found that you who preach the gospel aren’t living it.
Indeed, the death of our Lord Jesus Christ is worth celebrating because this is our passport to a new life in God. However, don’t be selfish in your celebration. Extend it to the lost. God bless you.
Righteous Father, thank you for today’s exposition. Thank you for not forsaking us. Thank you for your sacrifice on the cross of Calvary. Lord, I have sinned by not sharing your word and love with others; please forgive me. Have mercy on me, Lord. As I celebrate today, help me to extend the hands of love to the lost and everyone. Let your sacrifice not go in vain over my life. May more souls be won to your kingdom in my account in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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Thank you for this powerful word to reflect with. His dead is a passport to a new life in Christ.
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