'Good' Friday

Today is the anniversary of what I believe to be the blackest day in human history.

I am often torn between two days when thinking which is the blackest. Is it:

  1. The day that man first rejected God in the garden of Eden? The day when Adam and Eve, who had physically walked and talked with their creator decided to reject everything He had given them. The day which caused all the pain and sin  and suffering in the world? or…
  2. Was it the day when we crucified God’s only son. Beat him, tortured him and nailed him to a cross to suffocate slowly to death?

I have to think it’s the second.

Rejecting someone is one thing. Trying to kill them, that’s something else entirely.

This has to be the blackest day in all of human history. The son of God himself hung on a cross to die….

But you know what? 

God takes our darkest times and turns them to good. He takes the very worst things and flips them around.

It’s Friday…. but Sunday’s on its way!

Romans 8:28: And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him,who have been called according to his purpose.

Even in crucifying his own son.

John 3:16-17: For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.