FREE CHRISTIAN REPRINT ARTICLES
Christian Articles for All of your Publishing Needs!
LIKE US
Translate this Page Here









HOME
Free Daily Devotional
and Verse for Your
Website or Blog

FOR WRITERS

Member Login
Submit Articles
Manage Articles
Writer Benefits
Author Terms
Writer Help
More Writer Help
FOR READERS

Recent Articles
Browse Articles
Search Articles
Search Writers
FOR PUBLISHERS

Ezines / Email Alerts
Manage Subscriptions
Terms of Service
MORE ARTICLES
ON OUR MAIN SITE










Word Count: 407 Use Article For Free Send Article To Friend Print Article

GOD Friday
by Anna Caison  
3/18/2009 / Devotionals


According to Ken Collins (www.kencollins.com), Good Friday in German is called Mourning (Karfreitag) Friday because it was on this day that the disciples of Jesus mourned at His crucifixion. He further adds that the word good had a secondary meaning, holy; and how in some phrases the words God and Good was switched around because of their similarity (ex: God be with you, today is simply, good-bye). So maybe at one time, Good Friday may have been called God Friday.

Whether or not Ken Collins' findings are true or not, I can see validity in both terms.

First, the Friday Jesus was crucified was indeed a God Friday. God, in the person of Jesus, transferred onto Himself, the sin of every individual, past, present and future. The Lord God Almighty, the creator of everything seen and unseen, became sin for us! Words cannot accurately express the agony the Lord experienced as He became seared, beaten and tortured with our filthiness: perverseness, iniquity and indifference.

Secondly, it was a Good Friday. It was Good in that Jesus' sacrifice of Himself on Calvary in our place bought our redemption; it reconciled us back into a right relationship with God. It delivered us from the power and consequence of sin and the devil.

Without the shedding of Christ's blood there would be no forgiveness of sin. Therefore the Christian rejoices instead of mourning in commemorating the death, burial and resurrection of the Savior.

Yet there is a part of this most sacred of holy days where some mourning on our part should take place. We should mourn at what our sins cost a Holy God.

I'm reminded of an old hymn that was sung every Communion Sunday at the church I attended as a youth and has stuck with me throughout my life. Its words prevent me from taking the Lord's death for granted. It urges me to fall on my knees in humble submission and gratitude for all that the Lord became for me.

LEAD ME TO CALVARY

King of my life, I crown thee now -
Thine shall the glory be;
Lest I forget Thy thorn crowned brow,
Lead me to Calvary.

Chorus:
Lest I forget Gethsemane,
Lest I forget Thine agony,
Lest I forget Thy love for me,
Lead me to Calvary.

May I be willing Lord to bear--
Daily my cross for Thee;
Even Thy cup of grief to share--
Thou hast borne all for me.

Anna M. Caison, third (eldest daughter) of eleven children, born in Chicago, Illinois. She is an ordain minister, Preschool Teacher and freelance writer for adults and children.
www.christmadeknowninme.org


Article Source: http://www.faithwriters.com-CHRISTIAN WRITERS
If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! Click here and TRUST JESUS NOW

Read more articles by Anna Caison  

Like reading Christian Articles? Check out some more options. Read articles in Main Site Articles, Most Read Articles or our highly acclaimed Challenge Articles. Read Great New Release Christian Books for FREE in our Free Reads for Reviews Program. Or enter a keyword for a topic in the search box to search our articles.






HTML Guestbook is loading comments...



JOIN US at FaithWriters for Free. Grow as a Writer and Spread the Gospel.


The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.

Hire a Christian Writer, Christian Writer Wanted, Christian Writer Needed, Christian Content Needed
Find a Christian Editor, Hire a Christian Editor, Christian Editor, Find a Christian Writer



Main FaithWriters Site | Acceptable Use Policy

By using this site you agree to our Acceptable Use Policy .

© FaithWriters.com. All rights reserved.


FaithWriters.com Free Reprint Articles - Your place for Christian articles, Christian poems, Christian stories and much more.