Good Words on Good Friday

Unfathomable Grace

Good Friday

The Son came to earth and lived a holy and loving life. He loved his Father with all his heart, soul, mind, and strength, and he loved his neighbors as himself. He was the obedient son who often heard his Father say, “You are my Son, and in you I am well pleased.” He was so humble, helpful, and honorable, and what did he receive as payment for his life of perfectly loving both God and loving man?

His neighbors mocked and slandered him. Seeking his demise, they plotted and schemed behind his back. False witnesses gave testimonies and false friends gave kisses. He was arrested, illegally tried, mocked, whipped, and tortured. Then he was instructed to carry his own cross towards the place of crucifixion. There he was nailed to the cross and hoisted naked for all to see. This was the reciprocal treatment he received from the neighbors…

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