An encouraging word for the church on Good Friday

Today is Good Friday, the day when Christians remember and give thanks for the crucifixion of Jesus. What was a horrible Friday for Jesus, can be a Good Friday for us, because Jesus gave everything, He gave Himself, so that God could forgive us of our sins and reconcile us to God. O the wonder of the cross.

Of course there have been historically, and many today who doubt the life and accomplishments of Jesus, namely the Resurrection. How could Jesus be raised from the dead? If He was merely a man, there is no chance, but if He is God Himself in the flesh…fully man and fully God, then with God “all things are possible.”

Here is a great quote from someone many in our culture respect, Bono, the lead singer of U2. Here is what he said about all of this:

“Either Christ was who He said He was the Messiah or a complete nutcase. I mean, we’re talking nutcase on the level of Charles Manson…This man was strapping himself to a bomb, and had “King of the Jews” on his head, and, as they were putting him up on the Cross, was going: OK, martyrdom, here we go. Bring on the pain! I can take it. I’m not joking here. The idea that the entire course of civilization for over half of the globe could have its fate changed and turned upside-down by a nutcase, for me, that’s farfetched.”

Bono’s point is that the best case for Christianity is the lives that have been changed by Jesus. When we look at history, it’s hard to argue with the evidence of the power of the good news of Jesus has, and continues to have on the world today. Thank you Lord that the good news is true, that Christ is risen, He is risen indeed!

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