But was it a Good Friday for Jesus?
Picture this – the night before our Savior was crucified he had dinner with his friends known as the last supper. Jesus being all-knowing knew the next day he would be crucified.
Many hated him and lied on him. They spit on him, beat him, and placed a painful crown on his head with thorns.
What was he even guilty of? They couldn’t find any fault with him.
In addition to all of this, there was his disciple who betrayed him (Judas) and the other disciple, Peter who denied him three times.
Can you imagine him hanging on the cross for my sins, for your sins, and the sins of everyone in this world? The Bible says darkness fell on the face of the earth from the 6th to the 9th hour.
Even while he was in agony, he was thinking of you and me.
Even while he was in pain, he witnessed to the person next to him on the cross.
Even while he hung on a cross with nails in his hands, he asked his father to have mercy on someone else.
Even while he knew he wasn’t guilty, he asked his father to forgive others because they knew not what they had done.
Jesus died for the sins of the world, but before he died he hung on the cross to be the perfect example for us.
We know he rose from the dead which is significantly important – but today don’t forget Mary’s baby, the son of David, God’s beloved son, hung on the cross for you and me.
“Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.” Luke 23:34 KJV