The Point: Good Friday


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Today is the day Christians reflect on the suffering and crucifixion of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

In the English-speaking world, the term “Good Friday” most likely comes from an archaic sense of the word good, which meant “holy.” In fact, in the Greek-speaking church, the day is called “the Great Friday” or “Holy Friday.” In German, it’s called “Sorrowful Friday.”

By whatever name, today is a day for fasting, prayer, and contemplation of the greatest act of love in the history of the universe.

Consider the weight of these words from Scripture:

He was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed (Isaiah 53:5).

And  Jesus’ own words from the cross: “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:46)

To help you meditate on this awe-filled day, come to and download our booklet “The Seven Last Sayings of Jesus from the Cross.”

And remember, by His wounds we are healed.


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