GOOD FRIDAY: 30th March, 2018
Reference text: Hebrew 4:14-16,5:5-7 &
Hebrews 4:14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.
Mother Church refers to the second day of the Easter Triduum as Good Friday… However, considering only the events that happened on this day, I dare ask this question: What makes today good?
Was it the unrecognisable image of the disfigured son hanging on the cross? Or the choice of a father to hand His only son over to men with blood shot eyes? What makes today Good? The scene of a father who had to cover the vastness of the heaves with a dark blanket so He could avoid the Horror of seeing his son hanging on a cross? Or the father who had to turn His back on his son and pretend his cries could not reach His very sensitive ears?
We may not have seen the father’s eyes, but we need no magician to tell us how much sorrow filled his own heart yet, we choose to call today Good.
We do so because it was a day when Heaven kissed earth. A day on which our suffering and sorrows were borne in the body of Jesus. It was on this day that the punishment due us, was meted out to Jesus. That is what makes today good: the day when indeed it was finished on our behalf- our pain, our illnesses, our disappointments and all we wish to hand over were finished.
Sweetheart, today is a Good day hence a reminder to keep holding on and to never let go of the faith we have professed. The price paid for you so you could have it was a hefty one, so do not be quick to let it go.
Remember # though your countenance may be saddened because you recall the events of today, you have every reason to also rejoice in your heart because everything was done for you.