Why do we call the day our Savior died good?
His resurrection gives us life, but how can His death be called good?
I think it is because even while living through the tragedies of life, we know that God is working in them for our good.
What happened to Jesus on the cross wasn’t an evil outside of the will or the control of God.
It was a choice.
It was a gift.
It wasn’t good.
And yet, it was very good.
Sin and death were conquered on that cross.
We live simply because He died a death that was anything but simple.
It wasn’t good, but it is because He made it good.
Our lives are no different.
I don’t have to remind you of the pain and the tragedy we all face at one time or another.
I don’t need to tell you about hardships and struggles and failures and disappointments because you know them very well.
God is working all things together for our good. (Romans 8:28)
You don’t have to call it Good Friday if you don’t want to.
You don’t have to call the suffering in your own life good if you don’t choose to see it that way.
But know this…
God is good.
He is always good.
And even in the bad, He is working.
He is the Conqueror and He has made us more than conquerors in Him. (Romans 8:37)
The enemy has his territory and he is really good at making things hard on us because he wants us to forget the truth.
The truth is the good news that sets us free from sin and death because we are deeply loved.
The truth is that life is hard, but it is good.
Bad things happen and life hurts, but God is bigger and the victory is His.
It can be ours, too.
We just have to believe, accept, and live.
Thank you, Jesus, for Your beautiful sacrifice on our behalf. We thank You and praise You for You have made all things good. In Your matchless name we pray. Amen.Print This Post
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