Good Friday, the day of the Lord's crucifixion. The day that He carried His own cross to Calvary, enduring various torturous method's along His path. But, what is so good? Was His traumatic death, His humiliation, good? Was it good to spend each day of His life ridiculed, loathed by the very ones He came to save? The question shouldn't be is "good Friday" good, but was Jesus good? And the answer is unequivocally, YES.
He was born of a virgin, fulfilled the prophecy given in the garden, referenced throughout the OT numerous times. He is the ultimate commander, leader, the Savior of ALL MEN. All men have the chance to come to Him, know Him intimately, faithfully follow Him. And those that consider themselves of "the elect", that have already accepted Christ as their Savior, we are called to place our lights on lampstands and shine His light on this world.
We are to be His feet, the ones that dangled on that wood; His hands, the ones that were nailed to that wood. We are to spread His word in any way we can. We are to be His disciples, the members of His very body. We are a unified person, no longer individuals living in our own sinful existence.
Jesus is the only way to Heaven, the only way to the Father. He is the only one that can redeem our sinful lives and count us as clean, spotless. He entered this world and lived as a mere man, enduring this sinful world for US. He didn't have to, we don't deserve it, but He submitted to the will of His Father and He shed His blood for the redemption of us all. It's something that should tear our very souls out. It's something we should be willing to give up our life for, because if He can do it, we can do it. His sacrifice is the epitome of GOOD.
"Jesus said, I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6