Good Friday. What is good about it?
On the surface it appears to be the most monumental miscarriage of justice in all of history. It gives new meaning to cruel and inhumane. So we cry out, “What is good about this?!”
But if you are a Christian, you have had your sight restored, and have new eyes to see. And oh, what a sight it is! The veil was once closed, but we now have been granted access into the inner rooms and to stand in the very presence of the Almighty.
“Blessed are the eyes that see…”(Matt 13:16)
See what? The beauty of the cross for one thing. Has He ever looked more beautiful than this Friday? A day when He “set His face like flint” (Luke 9:51) to the horror and the shame of the cross. “I do the will of my Father…” He tells us. “That everyone who looks on the Son and believes in Him should have eternal life” (John 6:40)
With what eyes do you see? Is the cross a beautiful portrait of God’s love and sacrifice or is it foolishness? This Friday that split not only the veil from top to bottom, but all of history in half. The Friday that he allowed His own creatures to spit in His face and pluck out His beard, He murmured not a word of rebuke but was silently led like a lamb to the slaughter for a people that were still yet His enemies. (Rom 5:10)
“So completely was Jesus bent upon saving sinners by the sacrifice of Himself, He created the tree upon which He was to die, and nurtured from infancy the men who were to nail Him to the accursed wood”
Two thousand years later He still asks us the same question that He asked then. “Who do you say that I am?”(Matt 16:13)
Are your eyes blessed or is He still foolishness to you? It is our prayer at Bone of Bones that you see “good” in this Good Friday.