Friday, April 22, 2011

Thoughts on Good Friday

Of all the holidays, Good Friday has to be the most significant for me.  As a Christian I take pleasure in knowing that popular culture hasn’t been able to rob the day of its meaning.  There are no images of fat men in red suits, or cute bunny rabbits to obscure the message of the day.  The day is uniquely Christian and to the believer tremendously powerful.

The only image is that of a saviour bleeding and dying on a cross so that I could be made righteous in the eyes of God.  As the bible says in 2 Corinthians 5:21 “For God made Jesus, who had never sinned, to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him”

The song "Amazing Love" describes it so well:

I am forgiven because He was forsaken,
I am accepted because He was condemned,
I am alive and well, His spirit is within me,
Because He died and rose again!
Amazing love, How can it be,
That You, my King, should die for me?

Yes that’s my King!