“Good” Friday?

Why is Good Friday referred to as “good”? What the Jewish authorities and Romans did to Jesus was definitely not good. However, the results of Christ’s death are very good!

“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” —Romans 5:8

“For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive by the Spirit.” —1 Peter 3:18

We should never forget what Jesus Christ did for us on Good Friday. His death on the cross paved the way for us to be with Him forever in heaven. He was sinless, yet His shed blood paid the price for our sins! So I am able to say in full agreement:

“This is the day the Lord has made, so let us rejoice and be glad in it.” —Psalm 118:24

If you would like to learn more about why Jesus’ death on the cross was so “good,” go to Got Questions?