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When I was a youth ages ago, I could not imagine a group of people so perverted as to call the day their Savior died “Good”. Hey, I was young , nine or ten and very poorly eduated in the Christian doctrine. it took a lifetime but I get it now. It was a horrible Friday, but it was , for me, a Good friday? Is it a good Friday for you?
If you believe , ”When Jesus saw their faith, He said unto the sick of the palsy,” Son, thy sins be forgiven thee.” and they were healed, it is a Good Friday.
If you believe His Mission was as He said, When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, “They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance” and you have heeded that call, it is indeed a Good Friday.
If you believe Jesus had Power over all, as in: And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, “Peace, be still“. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. It is indeed a Good Friday.
If you believe Jesus raised the dead, And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her,”Talitha cumi”; which is, being interpreted “Damsel, I say unto thee, arise.” It is indeed a Good Friday.
And he saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Peter answereth and saith unto him, “Thou art the Christ”. If you Believe as Peter, it is indeed a Good Friday.
If you believe and are not ashamed, ”Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.“, it is indeed a Good Friday.
If you believe He said, Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. and have responded as did this man, “And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief”.- it is indeed a Good Friday.
If you can see as clearly as blind Bartimaeus who said, ”And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and say, Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me.” and have cryed out in like manner, it is indeed a Good Friday.
If you believe as did the Centurion at the foot of the Cross, And when the centurion, which stood over against him, saw that he so cried out, and gave up the ghost, he said, “Truly this man was the Son of God”. it is indeed a Good Friday.
If you believe an Angel once said,” Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: He is risen; He is not here: behold the place where they laid him. it is indeed a Good Friday.
If you believe, it is a Good Friday. If you do not it is just another day.
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