Words for Good Friday

Today is the day the Church celebrates Good Friday. This is the time we remember Jesus died on the cross for humanity. I am never sure what to say on a day like this so today I thought I would let Jesus speak for himself. Scripture records that he said seven statements while he was on the cross. Each one is full of meaning for us to ponder and apply.

Here is what he said over those six hours –

“Father, forgive them, they know not what they do.” (Luke 23:34)

“This day you will be with me in Paradise.” (Luke 23:43)

“Woman, behold your son.” (John 19:26-27)

“My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?” (Mark 15:34; Matthew 27:46)

“I thirst.” (John 19:28)

“It is finished.” (John 19:30)

“Into your hands, I commit my spirit.” (Luke 23:46)

I hope that sometime today you stop and think about what Jesus was doing, and maybe saying, from 9:00 am till 3:00 pm. He gave his all so that we might have salvation.

Thank you, Lord Jesus.

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