Many have wondered why Good Friday, which marks the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, is termed “good”? What’s good about a day when the Son of God was flogged to death.
In a lighter vein, American cartoonist Johnny Hart explains it through his award-winning comic strip B.C.
Thor: I hate the term ‘Good Friday.’
Thor: My Lord was hanged on a tree that day.
Curls: If you were going to be hanged on a tree on that day, and he volunteered to take your place, how would you feel?
Curls: Have a nice day.
This conversation between two fictional characters sums it up pretty well. Christians believe that Jesus’ supreme sacrifice was a turning point for mankind.
“He himself bore our sins in his body upon the cross, so that, free from sin, we might live for righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.” I Peter 2:24
Painful though it might be, Good Friday is the time to remember the sacrifice and the sadness of that day and embrace righteousness with full vigor.
Good Friday is also good for it led to the resurrection of Jesus Christ three days after his death on the cross and thus the celebration of Easter. Millions will attend the Easter church service and sing prayers in praise of Lord Jesus. An elaborate Sunday mass: the greatest feast of the Church year accompanied by happy music follows.
Speaking of feasting, how can we forget the beloved symbols of Easter: Easter Eggs and the Easter Bunny! Easter is also the celebration of Spring, the resurrection of Earth and is believed to have been celebrated since pagan times. Children in many parts of the world will wake up on this day to find Easter baskets full of candy and snacks. Eggs, the symbol of fertility, shall be dyed in varied hues and egg hunts will be held to find eggs hidden by Easter Bunny. The child who finds the most eggs wins!
Here’s a colorful Easter greeting spreading the joy of love:
Wishing you a Holy Good Friday and Happy Easter!
P.S. Create a presentation greeting, upload it on authorSTREAM for free and share it with your loved ones. You can add animations, transitions, music, and your heartfelt message to the presentation greeting. Once uploaded, post the URL on their Facebook timeline or share it privately with the special people in your life. You can even convert the presentation to video and download it to play at Church service. Spread the goodness by sharing!