Collected thoughts on Good Friday:
For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified.
“Never were sweeter words spoken to a guilty man on death row. ‘Today you will be with me in Paradise.'” -John Piper (@JohnPiper)
“A day off work is not what makes this Friday “Good”, this is the day when all my sins were nailed to the wood.” -Lecrae (@lecrae)
“Boast in, glory in, exult, jubilate, jump in w/ your whole being, but don’t refer 2 the cross just as an important element in Christianity.” -Scotty Smith (@ScottyWardSmith)
Ah, you my sins, my cruel sins,
His chief tormentors were,
Each of my crimes became a nail
And unbelief a spear.
This the power of the cross:
Christ became sin for us;
He took the blame, bore the wrath,
We stand forgiven at the cross!
-Songwriters, Keith Getty and Stuart Townend
Consider today that sin is no mere trifle; the cross a reminder of the cost of forgiveness. To minimize my sin is to minimize the cross.
Consider the cost of the good accomplished on Good Friday, Christ’s atonement for your sins and mine. Know that the darkness of the day makes the light of the Resurrection all the brighter. Looking forward with you!
Leaving you with one more quote from C.H. Spurgeon:
“The Gospel is perfect in all its parts, and perfect as a whole: it is a crime to add to it, treason to alter it, and felony to take from it.”
By His Grace and for the Gospel,
Terrie van Baarsel