What’s so Good about Good Friday?

Many people ask me why Good Friday is called “good” Friday. In many ways it is the worst day of the (Christian) year. By this I mean that Jesus of Nazareth, arguably the best man who ever lived, was betrayed by a man who loved him, traveled with him, ate meals with him, heard his teachings, and saw his miracles. Of course, we know the whole story – and we even know that Jesus HAD to be betrayed so that the love of God would be even more pronounced. This leads me to say that “Good” Friday should really read “God” Friday (from the old English word “Gud”). In many ways it is God’s most important day of the year because on it He pays the final price for our salvation. I hope you will enjoy this Good Friday and drink deeply of its spiritual significance.