Celebration of Good Friday
The answer to why we celebrate Good Friday is:
Good Friday is a crucial day for Christians all around and it celebrates the momentous weekend in history as stated in Bible. The Sacrifice Jesus made for mankind’s sins and the resurrection is marked as a turning point for all creations.
On Good Friday we remember the day Jesus willingly suffered and died by crucifixion as the ultimate sacrifice for our sins (1 John 1:10).
It is followed by Easter, the glorious celebration of the day Jesus was raised from the dead, heralding his victory over sin and death and pointing ahead to a future resurrection for all who are united to him by faith (Romans 6:5).
Why do we celebrate good Friday and Eastern Sunday?
Even though Jesus sacrificed himself on this day why is it called ‘Good Friday’ and not something sorrowful?
Some people believe that it derived from the word ‘G0od Friday’; regardless the terrible action is the saving of humans from their own sins. To understand gospel’s good news meaning for us, first, it is important to understand the situation of mankind as a sinful being under condemnation. Deliverances good news only makes sense after we see how we are enslaved. In a simpler word, it is important to distinguish between gospel and laws of scripture, The law to tell us the miserable and hopelessness of our situation and then the gospel of Jesus to bring us relief and salvation.
We celebrate Good Friday, the good thing about the terrible events of that day leads to the celebration of Resurrection of Christ on the day known as Easter. Gods wrath of mankind’s sin was poured on Jesus and he became a perfect sacrifice, and Afterwards God resurrected him seeing the devotion behind sacrifice.
Without that awful day of suffering, sorrow, and shed blood at the cross, God could not be both “just and the justifier” of those who trust in Jesus (Romans 3:26).
Paradoxically, that day marked as the elimination of evil caused by mankind’s sins and was a great plan of God to redeem the world from bondage.
We receive divine forgiveness, mercy, and peace because Jesus willingly took our divine punishment, the result of God’s righteousness against sin. “For the joy set before him” (Hebrews 12:2)
Jesus endured the cross on Good Friday, knowing it led to his resurrection, our salvation, and the beginning of God’s reign of righteousness and peace.
Good Friday is called good because it leads to peace and humanity of mankind by first sacrificing of Jesus for our sins and then Resurrection of Jesus by God, eliminating the evil of sin from the world.