Today we celebrate Holy Friday. Today we commemorate the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at the Calvary. We Observe today as a part of the Holy Week. Always celebrated the Friday prior to Easter Sunday (Resurrection Sunday).
In many cases; Holy Friday coincides with the Jewish Passover week. Like Holy Thursday, Holy Friday is known as other names: Holy Friday, Good Friday, Great Friday Black Friday and Easter Friday.
Whatever name you call today, we honor, observe and reflect the sacrifice God did. This crucifixion of the Christ led to our sins being forgiven. He died to fulfill the prophecy of the Messiah and paid the ultimate price so that Jesus can redeem us, God forgave our sins.
The story of the crucifixion takes place in Mathew 27, John 19, Luke 23 & Mark 15. In these chapters we find not only the fulfillment of the Prophesy which Isaiah prophesied but the details of the crucifixion by these disciples.
Today let us reflect on forgiveness, for the Lord our father has forgiven us. Let us reflect on Love, for the lord God loves us. Let us reflect on the suffering, for in his carnal stage, Jesus suffered for you and I.
One of my many favorite bible versus is Luke 23: 24 Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” Jesus while being crucified, while in agony and pain, despite the humiliation and the lashings was willing to forgive them. Forgiveness was the reason He was on the cross. The words “Father, forgive them” show the merciful heart of God.
Please Forgive anyone who has transgressed against you. Please forgive any offenses made towards you. God was able to forgive, Jesus showed mercy in asking for forgiveness in his most dire moment of his life. Let us all do the same.
May you enjoy the Holy Holidays, may it be spent in reflection with your loved ones. Praise be to God.
Father God I thank you, thank you for fulfilling your prophesies. Thank you for our salvation. Thank you for the ultimate sacrifice paid by your son. Thank you for Forgiveness. Thank You for completing what You started in my life. I trust that no matter how dark things may seem, You are my shining light of hope. Thank You for working behind the scenes to carry me through to the place of victory in every area of my life in Jesus’ name. Amen