Two years ago I remember talking to a family friend of ours who had moved here from North Carolina for work. She told a story about how she went into work on Good Friday and somehow or another she wished someone a Happy Good Friday. The person looked at her confused, which led her to be confused. Do you not know what Good Friday is? she asked. Once answered with a no, she looked around the office to find everyone with the same confused look. No one knew what Good Friday was and the shock left her in tears as she explained to her co-workers the significance of the day.
I am reminded of this story every year at this time because so many people that surround me have either never heard of Good Friday, or they don't know why, as a Christian, the day holds such significance.
Today the Church (body of believers) celebrates Good Friday, a day in which we commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. The day he died for our sins.
Matthew 27:27-28:8; Mark 15:16-16:19; Luke 23:26-24:35; and John 19:16-20:30
The ultimate act of love.
By the cross we, too, are crucified with Christ; but alive in Christ. We are no more rebels, but servants; no more servants, but sons! Frederic William Farrar
Jesus said to her, 'I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. John 11:25-26