Good Friday as it is affectionately known is one of the highlights of Holy week. It's a sober day as we remember the betrayal, suffering and crucifixion of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. As followers of Christ, we know the importance of Christ's resurrection. Without the empty tomb our faith and hope is baseless. Romans 10: 9-10 is the bedrock of our faith in Christ Jesus, "That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation."
My focus is on today-Good Friday- a day that is equally as important as the resurrection. Without Good Friday, there would not be Resurrection. Without the betrayal, suffering and crucifixion and burial of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, there would not be the exhilarating victory of Resurrection. Good Friday is not a time filler in the Resurrection story and experience. Good Friday is a necessary experience. Good Friday is a must for victorious living. Our Lord exemplified this truth. As His followers, we cannot skip Good Friday to get to Resurrection.
Beloved brothers and sisters, as we look forward to the celebration of our Lord's Resurrection this Sunday, let's marinate in the importance of Good Friday. This may be a Good Friday kind of season in your life. My encouragement to you is to embrace it with the knowledge that it is a season full of purpose. As inconvenienced as the experience may be right now, there is hope in it's outcome. Our Lord Jesus had this very hope in Him, when He boldly told His disciples,"The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men. They will kill him, and after three days he will rise" (Mark 9:31). Jesus knew His Good Friday experience was not the end of the redemption story. Resurrection was coming that will establish the Father's plan for mankind; which is God's ultimate love to restore mankind to Himself through Jesus sacrifice on the cross. His sacrifice was the ultimate price for our restoration and was paid in full (John 3:16).
This is exactly the same plan God has for you His beloved son and daughter. It is a plan to give you a hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11). As always, it will be our honor to serve you through prayer. We will be honored to lend you faith and infuse supernatural strength to you, as God has greatly bestowed for His glory. Send your prayer requests to firstname.lastname@example.org. Look up! Sunday is around the corner! Your redemption is near! Victory is assured! You are loved! God Bless you!
For The Cause of Christ,
Dr. Johnson Obamehinti