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Have a Good Friday

Happy Good Friday

Today is Good Friday. Happy Good Friday! Seriously.

Today is the day we remember Jesus’ sacrifice so that we could be made right with God. It stands as the ultimate sacrifice to end all sacrifices.

For many people, Good Friday is a solemn day, in which we take time to gratefully recall how Jesus was mistreated, abused, and ultimately killed—for our benefit to make us right with Father God.

The intensity of his suffering is powerfully captured in Mel Gibson’s 2004 movie, The Passion of the Christ. If you’ve not seen it, today would be an ideal time to do so. And if you have seen it, today would be a perfect time to watch it again.

Fortunately, the story doesn’t end with Jesus dying on the cross or even dead and buried in the tomb.

In two days we will joyfully celebrate Easter, commemorating when Jesus overcame death, painting the picture of what is in store for all who follow him.

Easter, better called Resurrection Sunday, remembers Jesus defeating death by rising from the dead.

It is in knowing what happens next, that I can say, Happy Good Friday! Though it wasn’t a happy day for Jesus, it is a happy day for us.

Thank you Jesus for who you are and what you did to save us these many years ago.

Discover more about celebrating Jesus and his passion to save us in Peter’s new book, The Passion of Jesus. It is part of the Holiday Celebration Bible Study Series.

Peter DeHaan writes about biblical Christianity to confront status quo religion and live a life that matters. He seeks a fresh approach to following Jesus through the lens of Scripture, without the baggage of made-up traditions and meaningless practices.

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