Today we remember the saddest day in history (Genesis 3:6)—but the day that, for Christians, is also a wonderful day. How can that be? Well, Good Friday is the day we remember the death of Christ on the cross. The King of the universe was put to death by sinful man. But this wasn’t some kind of tragic accident. It was God’s plan to save us!
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. (John 3:16–17)For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. (Romans 5:6–10)For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit. (1 Peter 3:18)On Good Friday, don’t miss the wonder of what these verses share: that Christ died for the ungodly, his enemies (what we once were)!
On Good Friday, don’t miss the wonder of what these verses share: that Christ died for the ungodly, his enemies (what you and I once were)! What a humbling truth for us to meditate on throughout this day.
Join Us for “Easter Living History” This Weekend at the Creation Museum
If you’d like to discover more about the events surrounding the first Easter, particularly what Passover was like in the first century, join us for “Easter Living History” at the Creation Museum today and Saturday (April 15–16, 2022), west of the Cincinnati Airport. This event features reenactors in accurately recreated costumes at an auxiliary military camp, a money changers’ table, and a baker’s shop, who give details on the historical background of Easter and Passover. And it’s a free event with your Creation Museum admission!
We will also have Easter weekend speaking and concerts, including a special presentation from Dr. Georgia Purdom “Anatomy and Physiology of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ” today and again tomorrow at the Creation Museum. Also, Tim Chaffey’s powerful talk “He is Risen: Evidences of the Resurrection” will be given on Sunday at the Ark Encounter. Our resident Ark Encounter artists, TrueSong, will be presenting a special Easter concert on Sunday as well at the Ark.
Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,
This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.