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What is Good Friday?

April 2, 2021

Faith Filled Friday by Connie Terpack, 4/2/2021

Good Friday is also known as Holy Friday. It is the Friday immediately preceding Easter Sunday. I have never done anything special to celebrate Good Friday. Celebrating the day Jesus was crucified never seemed right to me. Yes, I know he had to die so he could take away our sin and rise again, but it was not something I wanted to celebrate.

Easter was always the big day to celebrate. As a child we got an Easter basket filled with jelly beans, a couple hard-boiled eggs and small chocolates plus one large chocolate bunny. We have a huge meal with ham as the main meat. My kids got the same treats until they got older.

After my kids were grown and gone, I sometimes filled a fruit bowl with some candies and snacks for us adults. I have not dyed eggs in years. As a senior I miss getting an Easter basket and all those treats.

Easter holiday was also a good time to visit friends and relatives. There were some people who went to church only on major holidays and Easter was one of them.

Recently, I read a post by GotQuestion.org that said… the Bible instructs us to remember Christ’s death by observing the Lord’s Supper. First Corinthians 11:24-26 declares, “…do this in remembrance of me…for whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.”

I have taken communion for many years, but never thought of it as celebrating his death. I considered it celebrating the removal of my sins and giving me eternal life. I was celebrating what he did for me. All I had to do was ask Jesus to forgive me and come into my heart.

The best part of Easter is when Jesus walked out of the tomb. I celebrate that He is a risen Lord and our Savior.

May you have a blessed holiday.

Here is the link for the article I referred to: What is Good Friday / Holy Friday?

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