I find myself wondering which is more important in our Christian walk. Good Friday or Christmas? Christmas is a celebration of our saviors birthday where we come together with family and friends and exchange gifts and remember what Christmas is really about. Good Friday on the other hand goes by with out much more than a couple of people saying ” what is good friday anyway”? The more i read, the more I ask, the more I study, The more I have to believe that good Friday should surpass Christmas in celebration! Imagine waking up tomorrow morning and knowing that some of your best friends would say they didn’t even know you, imagine knowing you would be arrested by a group of soldiers that would take you and beat you unrecognizable and laugh at you as they had you chained up as blood dripped down every inch of your body, then if that wasn’t enough they wanted to do even more damage to you! Now imagine they give you a cross and make you carry it up a mountain side only to be nailed to it to be hung on as they watched until you die! Now imagine that you have access to a God that could erase it all and make it all go away!
Jesus woke up one Friday morning knowing what the day would entail, knowing that He would be beaten and crucified, He knew that Peter would not stand by him in his time of need and He knew that in the end this was God’s will to save the world! In John 3:16-18 it says For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. This is why in my opinion Good Friday needs to be taken off of the back burner and brought to the forefront of Holidays! If Good Friday doesn’t happen that means Resurrection Sunday doesn’t happen and we don’t have direct access to pray to the One True God!
Tomorrow is Good Friday and I am not able to put it in to words the amount of gratitude I have, the sincerity in which I say I am not worthy of what God has laid in front of me and what He has given me! We have all fallen short of the Glory of God, yet there is nothing that we can do that will make God Love us any more or any less than He already does right now and in my mind all of this puts Good Friday pretty high up on the list of Holidays that should be given some clout!