Midweek Musings: What’s So Good About Good Friday?

I find myself surprised that Good Friday ended up with that name. I would have expected Evil Friday or Dark Friday. Why is Black Friday a day to go shopping and Good Friday a day to remember that an innocent man was unjustly executed?

I am quite certain that, as the events of Jesus’ crucifixion transpired, none of his disciples thought of that day as a good one. Perhaps Good Friday got its name after Easter, when the unimaginable became reality and Jesus rose from the dead, conquering sin and death.

One of our church members, Jane Sutor, shared this video with me called, “What’s So Good About Good Friday.” If you have a moment, give it a look. I hope it will help bring into focus for you what Jesus accomplished at the cross and why, with the benefit of looking backwards through time, “Good” is an understatement. If you can, I hope you’ll join us for our Good Friday service, co-hosted by RGC and Sojourn Church, on Friday, April 19 at 7:00pm.


Mark Mullery

Use this printable invitation to invite friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, etc.!