Why is Good Friday called good and not sad/bad?

I’ve had this question asked to me many a times by the people around me and what better use of a blog than to answer the question here.So, if you are one of the many who has this question, read on.

When God created man, He created him as a honest and truthful person.But sin came into man’s life and messed him up. In order to save us from the clutches of sin, Jesus(God) came to this earth and died as an atonement for our sins.The day that Jesus died, is celebrated as Good Friday. On the third day, Jesus rose up alive from the grave.And that day is celebrated as Easter.

Why is the day, Good?

Yes, it is sad that Jesus died but He did not stay dead. The good part is that, this is the day in which God’s plan to redeem man was fulfilled. This is the day that God proved His love for us by taking our sins upon Him.This is the day God had waited for ages to happen.So you see, this is a good day.

What changed as a result of this day?

Its like the day the soap was invented.To the people who were dirty,soap gave hope of cleanliness.And it remains so this day.And because of Good Friday, man has hope to steer his life clean of whatever mess he might be in.

What does this day mean to me?

This day to me means, there is a way for me to be a better person. There is a way for my future to be secure in God’s hands no matter what circumstance I may face.This day means there is a God who loves me no matter what I do, where I go or what I say.And that is why, everyday feels like a Good Friday to me.

This is a song by Avalon that I came across just today.Hope you enjoy it.

My fav part of the lyrics is this

We are the reason that He gave His life
We are the reason that He suffered and died
To a world that was lost He gave all He could give
To show us the reason to live

Happy Good Friday to all of you.May the day mean to you hope for a better life.


5 thoughts on “Why is Good Friday called good and not sad/bad?

    • Quite surprising it is… cause my n hubby had huge discussion about that line. Glad I’m not the only one who feels GOd helps us be a better person.. 🙂

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