Good Friday Hang On

Good Friday was a day of despair for Jesus’ followers. Conversely, we are blessed to know that Friday is not the end, but a new beginning for God’s creation. Jesus allowed His death to rescue us from our sin. All we have to do is believe.

This Good Friday reflect on the sin of humankind and acknowledge that our sin is why Jesus suffered, however, don’t let despair overwhelm you.

Additionally, don’t get caught up in the controversy of what day of the week Jesus died or other semantic issues. What’s important is that Jesus died and rose, and believers will spend eternity with Him.

Good Friday Worship

To the best of our knowledge darkness came over the land around noon and Jesus died about 3:00 on Good Friday. During these hours read about the crucifixion in all four Gospels. Meditate on God’s Word. You can do this by yourself, with family, or with a group of Christian friends.

Perhaps be silent between 12 and 3 or at some other point during the day.

Begin a fast on Good Friday and break it on Resurrection Sunday!

Between 9:00 and 3:00 spend at least five minutes at the beginning of each of these hours in prayer thanking Jesus for the sacrifice He made for all of us.

While Good Friday is a sad day and we must acknowledge the part we play in this travesty; we must also prepare our hearts for a joyful Sunday morning. Too many of us treat Easter as day to eat out, cook a big meal, and gather with family and friends. We forget that this day celebrates the most significant event in the history of humanity.

Know in your heart and mind that this Somber Friday leads to a Joyful Sunday.