We call it "good" not because an innocent man was beaten to a pulp, mocked, ripped open from whips with pieces of bones and metal tied to the end, nailed to a cross and left for dead hanging there gasping for air as His skin fluttered like ribbons in the wind... No, it's "good" because He did that so YOU and I could have eternal life. If you recall, during the last supper Jesus (symbolically) broke the bread and said eat, for this is my body. Then He gave the cup of wine and said drink, for this is my blood of the New Covenant which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. You see, the Old Covenant, which was all about working your way to be in a right relationship with God was fulfilled by Jesus. Only Jesus was able to hold the perfect requirements of that law. No one else could, ever! That's why Jesus came... to fulfill the law. Now that the law and its requirements are fulfilled, God established a New Covenant through Jesus and that's what the last supper represents. Now it's through faith that you can be made right with God; faith in Jesus fulfilling the law through His sinless life; faith that Jesus was the sacrifice sealing the deal for the New Covenant; and faith to know that He alone provides the means for salvation, i.e., to be saved, receive eternal life status and a relationship with God. Now instead of trying to keep a law of standards that no one can or could ever keep, we can be saved just by believing! That my friends, is GREAT NEWS! And that is why today is known as GOOD Friday.
Snippets are what pops in my head while having my daily quiet time with God. I write it down to maybe encourage, challenge or inspire others to read God's word. Please feel free to share your snippets as well. Enjoy and God bless!