Friday, April 2, 2010

Good Friday... why is it good?

Jesus was arrested in the Garden of Gethsemane (Mark 14:43-52).
Jesus endured six trials - three by Jewish leaders and three by the Romans (John 18:12-14, Mark 14:53-65, Mark 15:1a, Mark 15: 1b-5, Luke 23:6-12, Mark 15:6-15) Jesus survived painful beating, whipping, and mocking (Mark 15:16-20)
Pilate tried to compromise with the religious leaders by having Jesus beaten, but this act didn't satisfy them. Pilate handed Jesus over to be crucified (Mark 15:6-15)
Jesus was mocked by the soldiers as they dressed Him in a purple robe and a crown of thorns (John 19:1-3)
Jesus was crucified on Golgatha, which means the Place of the Skull (Mark 15:22) The sky turned dark for three hours (Mark 15:33).
Jesus cried, "Father! Into your hands I commit my spirit!" and He died (Luke 23:46).


  1. I've always found it so strange that something so horrific and inhumane ended up becoming "Good Friday." Of course I know why it's good... in the long run... for the rest of history and humanity, but oh the sadness and the pain of it.

  2. happy easter to you/nice to meet you!
    love the woman on your etsy shop with brownsyellows in her hair! best to you in the
    aspiration sunshine!!


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