When they crucified Him, they divided His garments by casting lots to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet, “They divided My garments among themselves and for My clothing they cast lots.”[a] 36 And sitting down, they kept watch over Him there. 37 They put His accusation over His head, which read:
THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
38 Then two thieves were crucified with Him, one on the right and another on the left. 39 Those who passed by insulted Him, wagging their heads, 40 saying, “You who would destroy the temple and build it in three days, save Yourself! If You are the Son of God, come down from the cross.” 41 Likewise the chief priests, with the scribes and elders, mocked Him, saying, 42 “He saved others. He cannot save Himself. If He is the King of Israel, let Him now come down from the cross, and we will believe Him. 43 He trusted in God. Let Him deliver Him now, if He will have Him. For He said, ‘I am the Son of God.’ ” 44 Even the thieves who were crucified with Him insulted Him in the same way.
The Death of Jesus
45 Now from the sixth hour until the ninth hour there was darkness over all the land. 46 About the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” which means, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”[b]
47 Some of those who stood there heard it and said, “This Man is calling for Elijah.”
48 Immediately one of them ran, took a sponge, filled it with wine, and put it on a stick, and gave it to Him to drink. 49 The rest said, “Leave Him alone. Let us see if Elijah will come to save Him.”
50 And Jesus, when He had cried out again with a loud voice, released His spirit.
51 At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from the top to the bottom. And the ground shook, and the rocks split apart. 52 The graves also were opened, and many bodies of the saints who had died were raised, 53 and coming out of the graves after His resurrection, they went into the Holy City and appeared to many.
54 When the centurion and those with him, keeping watch over Jesus, saw the earthquake and what took place, they feared greatly and said, “Truly He was the Son of God!”
Good Friday was indeed a “Good Friday”. In looking at the events of the day Jesus was crucified from a human stand point, many would say it was not a “Good Friday” for the scene that day was dark and bloody from the natural eye view.
It was on “Good Friday” that the depth of God’s “LOVE” for humanity was put on display for the world to see.
Good Friday is a reminder and proof to ALL of us that Jesus died once and for all.
Good Friday at Calvary Cross appeared to be a place where Jesus was left alone and God was no where to be found, but if the truth of the matter be told, God was right there the entire time. Every detail of Jesus birth, life, death and resurrection was wrapped up in God’s plan before the foundation of the world.
On “Good Friday” when the curtain was torn in the temple the separation between God and man was no more! Direct access to God through Christ Jesus by faith is now available to all that would believe.
Indeed “Good Friday” was the greatest love story ever written. It can not be fully understood, but it can definitely be embraced and received as your own personal story with love from God Himself!
Good Friday! The day that Jesus bridge the gap between Holy and unholy.
A New and Living way has been opened to man through the death of Jesus.
Have you accepted God’s free Gift? What are you doing with Jesus? Are you sharing Him or are you hiding Him?
Where has your faith in God lead you? Are you telling the greatest “LOVE” story every written in the history of the world? You should be if you claim Jesus as Lord and Savior!
GOOD FRIDAY! No Greater love than this that a man would lay down his life for a friend!
I am a friend of God!
Good Friday was my day of redemption and there is NO turning back for me!
Thank You Lord for “Good Friday”!
Your Servant Debra
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