Good Friday

Today commemorates the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ. This is also known as a day of fasting within the Catholic Church. But why should it stop with the Catholic Church?

Many of the Protestant Churches have begun a service that lasts from noon until 3:00 on Good Friday. This service generally includes seven sermons on the seven last words of Christ. It is amazing how we tend to know the days of importance and the holidays that we recognize, but we do not know why!

Of course, many may have known “Good Friday” to be the day of Jesus’ death, but how many of us truly know how we should observe it? We are normally given this day off from work, and when I was growing up, this was always the last day or the beginning of my spring break! So as a child, I recognized spring break as “time off”. Is that how you see it too?

Now that I have grown up, I realize that there are many days that we have set aside to give additional praise, worship, and honor to God and our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Today is a day that we Christians that are professing salvation should want to give rememberance to the one who gave His life for ours, Jesus! So on today I challenge you, not because others have told you, not because you think this is what you should do, but I challenge you to spend time with God in rememberance of this day. I challenge you to become intimate with Him and give thanks for what He did oh so many years ago. I challenge you to find the meaning in Jesus’ statement, “Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless, not my will, but thou will, be done.” (Luke 22:42, KJV)

This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it. Let’s not take for granted this opportunity set aside for us to give additional reverance! Have a blessed day full of God’s annointing power, and abundance!

Stay Blessed.
~K.M. Johnson

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