What does Good Friday mean to you?

Good Friday, to students, means a free day from school. Good Friday is for many Christians, a Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death on Calvary’s hill. My question for you, is what does this day mean to you?

Isaiah 53:5
“But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds or stripes we are healed.”

Jesus was scourged, whipped, beaten and broken, in horrific ways, we may never fully comprehend, yet he remained strong, choosing to endure it all – for the healing of you and me.

He extended grace and peace and emotional/physical/spiritual healing to us so that we don’t have to remain stuck in our struggle and pain or disease or depression. He holds good in-store for all who call upon His name! He is able to bring greater purpose, greater beauty, greater strength. He never intends for us to remain stuck in the pit of our despair. Jesus breathes renewal of life for you and me! Let the stripes that pierced His back and side pierce your soul and mind today and be healed. Let Good Friday be good in your life today!

This is my Word of Hope for you!

Reflect on this message:

1. As you read or hear this message, what does it mean to you?

2. What part of it do you have questions about? Ask God to explain it to you.

3. What should you do now to apply this message to your life?

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