Many Christians spend this day in fasting and prayer as they remember the agony and suffering of Jesus on the cross. It was on the cross that Jesus, the lamb of God, took away the sins of the world. For us, it is truly Good Friday. It could even be called Wonderful, Marvelous Friday! Our debts were paid by a loving God who sent His son Jesus to be the propitiation for our sin!
The biblical account of Jesus’ death on the cross, or crucifixion, his burial and his resurrection, or raising from the dead, can be found in the following passages of Scripture: Matthew 27:27-28:8; Mark 15:16-16:19; Luke 23:26-24:35; and John 19:16-20:30.
“And in the article of death, as He saw the last fold of the grand design unrolled, He passed out of the world with the cry on His lips, “It is finished!” He uttered this cry as a soldier might do on the battlefield, who perceives, with the last effort of consciousness, that the struggle in which he has sacrificed his life has been a splendid victory.
But the triumph and the reward of His work never come to an end; for still, as the results of what He did unfold themselves age after age, as His words sink deeper into the minds of men, as His influence changes the face of the world, and as heaven fills with those whom He has redeemed, “He shall see of the travail of His soul, and shall be satisfied.”
Lord Jesus, Thank you for dying on the cross and paying the price for our sins. We worship you.