Andrea Thomas performs a beautiful version of Were You There?
But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
God’s Plan from the Beginning
In many respects, the crucifixion of Jesus had been the saddest day in history. Even so, there is an incredible outcome. There is a truth and good that WE MUST LOOK AT. No one could see the good in Good Friday until Sunday came. Only those who had eyes of faith could have understood this horrible event would ultimately bring great good for all humanity. God was in control and had a perfect plan. At creation, He ordained this plan to redeem mankind.
An incredible gift came from such an intense sacrifice of love. This undoubtedly proves how God can make good out of any circumstance. Sunday came and CHRIST OUR SAVIOR ROSE!!!! Without Good Friday, there would be no RESURRECTION SUNDAY. Hallelujah!!
Look to the Good There is always good and bad in every situation. We must train ourselves to look to the good and let go of the bad. If we continue to dwell in the sorrow of Good Friday, in which Jesus hung on the cross, we miss the glory of the resurrection. We must on purpose focus on the good news. He is risen and though He suffered on the cross, eternal life is made possible through this sacrifice. Jesus changed humanity forever on the saddest day in history. We all have our own personal cross to bear. Through our own suffering, we are to look to Good Friday.