Luke 22:19 – “And he took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.'”
Why is Good Friday a good day? It definitely wasn’t good for Jesus who suffered, bled and died on this day that we commemorate. And it does make us feel somber when we remember that He did it all for us. But we still consider what Jesus did for us good, because we know how the story ends. The death of Jesus was just the beginning of a love story between God and His church that will last for eternity.
God displayed true love when He sent His only Son to die on our behalf. Jesus understood the pain and agony that awaited Him, and yet He chose to go through with it. Jesus, the Bread of Life was holy and without sin – much like the unleavened bread that the Jews ate on special days.
And this pure Bread, the body of Christ had to be broken, that we may experience freedom from bondage. When His body was broken on the cross, so were our chains. When we accept the victory that Christ purchased on Calvary, we will live as conquerors, no longer slaves to our base desires and worldly pursuits. Let us recommit our lives to the Lord today, and truly live as sons and daughters of the Most High King.