Reason to SMILE #104: GOOD FRIDAY
He was arrested.
He was interrogated.
He was put on trial.
He was traded for a murderer.
He was stripped of his clothes.
He was beaten.
He was forced to wear a crown of thorns.
He was mocked.
He was nailed to a cross.
He died an excruciating death.
So what’s so good about Good Friday?
He did it all for you and me!
Jesus, the Son of God and Savior of the world, died a death that He did not deserve so you and I could receive a life we do not deserve. He paid the price for our sin. He took our punishment.
Without his death, we have no life.
Without his sacrifice, we have no redemption.
Without his gift, we have no hope.
Good Friday is good because God is good. He gave His one and only Son, Jesus, to die in our place so we, if we believe and entrust our lives to Him, can have everlasting life. Yes. That’s why Good Friday is good and that’s why we can SMILE today.
By the way, the redemption story doesn’t end with Good Friday. Jesus’ death and burial was not the final chapter. Want to know how it ends? You’ll have to wait til Sunday – that’s when the real SMILING begins!
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