I’ve shared this Good Friday post ahead of Easter Sunday before, but with the days in America growing darker, I’m posting it again as a reminder that no matter how dark today may seem . . . it’s only Friday. Sunday’s comin’.
Today is Good Friday, the day set aside by Christians to remember the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ.
Why is it called Good Friday? Possibly because the word “good” used to mean “holy.” However, regardless of its origins, it is recognized around the world as a day to remember the death of the Son of Man and the Son of God.
Of course, Good Friday is followed by Easter Sunday, the day we recognize Jesus’ victory over death when he was resurrected from the grave.
One can only imagine how dark the events of the day must have felt to the many followers of Jesus after witnessing all he had done and the hope he had given them. Under the circumstances, it’s easy to see how they may have felt like all was lost.
When I consider Good Friday, I’m reminded of an old sermon by S.M. Lockridge called “Sunday’s Comin’.” In this short but succinct message, Lockridge perfectly describes how on this dark day, where all who followed Jesus chose to abandon him (except for Mary his mother) to die alone, there was still reason for hope because Sunday was indeed coming.
Please take a few minutes to enjoy his great sermon combined with footage from The Passion Of The Christ:
Did you notice the last few stanzas of this powerful message?
It’s Friday – Hope is lost – Death has won – Sin has conquered and Satan’s just a laughin’
It’s Friday – Jesus is buried – A soldier stands guard – And a rock is rolled in place
But it’s Friday – It’s only Friday – SUNDAY IS A-COMIN’!
As I meditate on his words, I can’t help but see a parallel to life in America today. Once a land of great promise, it beginning to feel like evil has won. But maybe, just maybe, it’s only Friday in America. Maybe, just maybe, there’s a Sunday and a resurrection in store for this once great nation.
I hope you’ll take some time on this Good Friday to consider all that Jesus sacrificed to reconcile us to God and to remember that no matter how dark today may be, Sunday is a-comin’.
David Leach is the owner of the Strident Conservative. He holds people of every political stripe accountable for their failure to uphold conservative values, and he promotes those values instead of political parties.
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