Good Friday

By Dr. David Biberstein g66 Published: Apr 09, 2020

Good Friday

John 13:1

In John 13:1 the Bible says,

“Now before the Feast of the Passover, Jesus knowing that His hour had come that he should depart out of this world to the Father, having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end.”

These final words describe for me the meaning of Good Friday.

The death of Jesus at Calvary signifies that He loved us to the end. What He started by becoming man was completed on the cross. And in the process he endured unbelievable rejection. Peter, one of the special trio of supporters, rejected him with denial. Judas, one of the original twelve, rejected him with betrayal. And all of us with our accumulated lust of the eyes, lust of the flesh and pride of life rejected Him through selfishness.

Yet his only response on Mt. Calvary was to love to the end. The result is that His darkest day would usher in my brightest Day. His Black Friday becomes my Good Friday! Thank you, Jesus, for loving us to the end.