Why Is Good Friday Good?
As part of our "Ask Pastor Dave" blog post series, a parishioner wrote in to ask...
“Why is it called “Good Friday” when something really bad happens?”
We call it Good Friday because even though what happened to Jesus was terrible, it was one of the best things anyone has ever done in history. That God would love us enough to die for us is amazing, and it might be that “good” isn't nearly strong enough to describe what God did for us on that day. If what happened on Friday was the whole story, we'd probably call it “Terrible Friday.”
The resurrection changes everything. Friday becomes the beginning of what is completed on Sunday morning. So we remember Genesis 1 (when that same word is used for everything that God created), and call it “good."
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