Resurrection is Coming

A Good Friday Post

On this Good Friday, sitting and thinking upon the crucifixion of our King and Savior Jesus, I wonder, why is it that on this day, when the King of the world, who condescended to bring his father glory in the salvation of His people, can be called good?

Friday was good, because Resurrection was coming. 

It is good simply because the story of Christ did not end on Friday. Friday was indeed a terrible day, and when the world thought that God went silent, He was working. 

Friday was good, because Resurrection was coming. 

1 Corinthians 15:17-19 says this: “And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost. If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied.”

These were the thoughts of the people who witnessed the miracle-worker being crucified. They were scattered and lost, without a leader and without a messiah.

But Friday was good, because Resurrection was coming.

We sit in the sorrow of Friday, knowing that there is weight in our Sunday joy. Knowing that there is salvation where there once was not, knowing that there is life because of perfect death.

Friday was good because it began the process of victory. God, the merciful Father, so loved the world that He gave his only son though we were His enemies, we would become reconciled to Him. 

He bore our guilt and the shame that comes with it, in order that we might find life and freedom in Him.

Good Friday was good, because resurrection was coming.

And on that resurrection day, the prophecy of Isaiah 25:8 was fulfilled, so that we, thousands of years later can gather and say:

“ Death has been swallowed up in victory. Where, O death, is your victory? Where O death, is your sting? The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Corinthians 15:54-57).

Let us sit in the weight of this Friday, looking forward to the resurrection day so that our joy might be full, knowing that there is free salvation and victory where there once was not.

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