That’s the question most of us probably ask when Good Friday comes around every year. After all, what is great about a day which commemorates Jesus’ dreadful torture and execution on a Roman cross?You can send wishes to your lovers on Good friday 2018 from our website.
Good Friday is a dark day in some respects since it commemorates the day that Jesus died on the cross for our sins, but it is also a bright day in other ways because Jesus’ death and resurrection on Easter Sunday paved the way to our relationship with God to be restored. This is the great news that Jesus has asked us to spread, but so as to understand the good news, we have to comprehend the bad news that’s called our sinful, human nature. After we see that we are slaves to sin, the great news of deliverance is logical.
The book of Hebrews tells us to live by faith in God alone. The father of our religion is Abraham. His faith in God left him “right” before God. Moses was their first official leader to establish their worship, culture and laws. God talked to Moses because he wrote down God’s ways for the people, including the Ten Commandments.
These principles were given to instruct the Israelites the way to live. They were also enforced to protect the Israelites from walking away from God and to protect them from destroying themselves and each other. These rules were not designed to substitute faith, but by the time Jesus came these rules were more important than faith, kindness and mercy. The rules were more important than the people. Jesus didn’t come to abolish the Law. He came to fulfill it so that we, like Abraham, could be righteous by faith in God.
The fantastic news of salvation is that the cornerstone of this joy of Easter. In order to enjoy the joy of Easter, we must love what Jesus suffered on Great Friday. Sin had to be punished because God is a just god that needs justice and hates sin. Since he hates sin, and because he wishes to restore a loving relationship with us, a person had to pay the price for our sins.
In Old Testament times, sins were paid for by sacrificing creatures. These animals had to be prefect in the eyes of the priests, which led to the market at the temple where creatures who were deemed to be ideal for sacrifices were readily available for sale. When he put his hands on the creature, the priest symbolically moved sins to the creature, and the animal’s death symbolically cleansed the people from their sins.
Unfortunately, there was a problem. These sacrifices needed to be replicated every time someone sinned, and because the priests were individual, they also had a sinful nature. God wanted one final sacrifice in order to finish his plan for our restoration to him. The only perfect sacrifice which will fulfill his strategy was Jesus Christ, who was the best sacrifice due to his sinless character.