Jesus entered our world of suffering to bring us relief. Jesus entered our world of darkness to bring us light. Jesus entered into our death to bring us life. In the Garden of Gethsemane even though Jesus did not want to go through the pain and suffering, he said, “Not my will but your will be done.” He knew he had to give his life for us so we could have eternal life. He sacrificed his life for our salvation. Going on to the cross was a wonderful gift of love.
So, as we reflect on this Good Friday, we should remember what makes it “Good.” Easter is what makes Good Friday “Good” for all of us. It is the victory of life over death. As we celebrate this time of year, may we see God’s grace and mercy toward us in a new way. And may we accept this wonderful gift of love into our hearts, not just for a season but to live as Easter People, to live like people who have been transformed by the power of His death and resurrection.
May the resurrection power be with us now and always!
Pastor Kofi Ashley