1 Peter 2:24 – “Who himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness by whose stripes you were healed.”
Today is “Good Friday”, and not everyone understands why it is “good”. Good Friday is good because of everything our Good Jesus did for us: He endured all shame, pain, stress, beating, pressing, humiliation, bleeding, which culminated in a very painful death. He died so that we may live.
He bore our sins in His own body, the sin of all humankind – and by His stripes, His wounds, we were undeservingly healed. Completely healed from every disease that exists, and delivered from death. Our Jesus conquered death so that we can have life in abundance, here, and in eternity, with Him.
“Christ died for us at a time when we were helpless and sinful. Now it is an extraordinary thing for one to willingly give his life even for an upright man, though perhaps for a good man [one who is noble and selfless and worthy] someone might even dare to die.” (Romans 5:6-7 CEV, AMP).
Christ died for us for love.
He surrendered His life for us, so that we may live.
It is “Good Friday” because Christ suffered on our behalf.
It is “Good Friday” because Christ conquered death.
It is “Good Friday” because through Him, we can live.
It is “Good Friday” because everything He did for us is good.
“Dear Jesus, how can we thank You enough? Thank you for dying so that we can live. We love You Jesus. Amen!”