Have you ever wondered why Good Friday is called good since it commemorates the day that unspeakable wickedness was done? But it is also the day of the greatest act of love.Â But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8)
Why is Good Friday good? Because God show-cased before the eyes of the whole world and for all time His great love for us. For whom? For us, His own people. Christ did not die hoping to save us. No, He secured the salvation of His people finally, conclusively, forever.
But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory, which none of the rulers of this age knew; for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. (1 Cor. 2:7-8)
The bad guys did not know that Christ’s crucifixion was their last breath. What they did for their own evil ends, God overruled for His own glory and our good.
Good Friday is good indeed.
Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love him. (1 Cor. 2:9)