Friday, March 21, 2008

Happy (?) Good Friday

How do you greet people on Good Friday? We have Merry Christmas (or "Happy Christmas" for those of you from the other side of the Pond), Happy Easter, Happy Thanksgiving, etc. But have you ever said "Happy Good Friday" to someone?

I never have; at least I don't think that I have. Good Friday services seem to be a somber and silent event while people reflect on the fact that the Lord of the Universe sacrificed His only begotten Son for our salvation. It does bring genuine reflection.

But it is a happy day. Granted, the resurrection three days later was the miracle and fulfilled promise, but rejoicing that Christ's violent death on Calvary happened is not an odd thing to do. Simply because it was no surprise to Him and yet He still did it. It had to be done. For us. Lowly, depraved sinners who do not even deserve that He has known our names and the number of hairs on our head since before the world began.

So, HAPPY GOOD FRIDAY! It is a great day in history.

1 comment:

Jamie said...

Happy Good Friday to you too!

I never even hear of churches having Good Friday services anymore. Maybe Catholic churches but thats it. How sad.