They Killed My God on a Friday

Originally published Friday, 30 March 2018.

Every year, without fail my husband gets very reflective on Good Friday. Somehow the school the Little One attends scheduled parent-teacher conferences today. He said he's not going as, "They killed my God on a Friday," and he does nothing on this day but reflects on the significance and the magnitude of the day. This day is sacred to him.

One of the benefits of marriage is you get to see your partner live out their beliefs. The day is called good, but on this day what Jesus went through in terms of suffering was anything but good. He hung on a cross for our good. He was sacrificed for us, for our sins.  His death made us perfect.

Good Friday is the Friday before Easter Sunday, on which the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ is commemorated in the Christian Church. It is traditionally a day of fasting and penance. (source: Wikipedia)

The Good on Friday is equivalent to the suffering we go through in this life that brings us to a Better. Is there good in suffering? Not in the act itself but being able to withstand and grow through suffering is good. To die and to be resurrected is the ultimate good.  Jesus did that. He did it knowing the agony He would go through. Jesus died and did it all for me. For you.

I'm glad my husband gets reflective every year on this day because it reminds me to also slow down. I'm glad his faith is so personal and yet so real. I'm glad that we're married to each other.

They killed My God on a Friday...but thank God He Rose!!!

Then Jesus shouted out again, and he released his spirit. At that moment, the curtain in the sanctuary of the Temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. The earth shook, rocks split apart, and tombs opened. The bodies of many godly men and women who had died were raised from the dead. They left the cemetery after Jesus’ resurrection, went into the holy city of Jerusalem, and appeared to many people.The Roman officer and the other soldiers at the crucifixion were terrified by the earthquake and all that had happened. They said, “This man truly was the Son of God!” Matthew 27:50-54

Today was for our good.  Take a moment and remember the good that came out of Good Friday.