Written by Joe Ayers
First of all When is Good Friday? Its the Friday before Easter Sunday. Why do we Celebrate it?
“For Christians, Good Friday is a crucial day of the year because it celebrates what we believe to be the most momentous weekend in the history of the world. Ever since Jesus died and was raised, Christians have proclaimed the cross and resurrection of Jesus to be the decisive turning point for all creation. “
“On Good Friday we remember the day Jesus willingly suffered and died by crucifixion as the ultimate sacrifice for our sins (1 John 1:10). It is followed by Easter, the glorious celebration of the day Jesus was raised from the dead, heralding his victory over sin and death and pointing ahead to a future resurrection for all who are united to him by faith (Romans 6:5).”
For most People its just an extra day off from work before Easter but to Christians the day is Sacred. To believers, this is the time that commemorate the passion, or suffering, and death on the cross of Jesus Christ. Just think of all of the Evil done by Human Kind and Jesus willingly sacrificed himself to pay for all Humanity’s Sins. There are no words strong enough to illustrate the Love that Jesus as “The Son of God” or “God as Man” or “Emanuel” has for us flawed and Sinful Humans. Although we are made in Gods Image unlike God or Jesus, we are not perfect. We make mistakes, we sin, and hopefully we learn from those sins.
References From Scripture:
who will mock him and spit on him, flog him and kill him. Three days later he will rise.”
For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of a huge fish, so the Son of Man will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
6 You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly.7 Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die.8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.9 Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him!10 For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life!
There are Artifacts and Artistic creations that commemorate this Event. First the Artifact.
The Shroud of Turin
The Shroud of Turin (Italian: Sindone di Torino), also known as the Holy Shroud (Italian: Sacra Sindone[ˈsaːkra ˈsindone] or Santa Sindone), is a length of linen cloth bearing the negative image of a man. Some describe the image as depicting Jesus of Nazareth and believe the fabric is the burial shroud in which he was wrapped after crucifixion. According to Wikipedia.
Now The Art
In 2018 The Gateway Pundit published an article titled:
On Good Friday: A Statue of Jesus Christ Is Unveiled in Rome Based on the Historic Shroud of Turin – And He Is Magnificent
written by: Joe Hoft
I mention this they republished the article today and it really struck a cord with me. They describe a Amazing Statue made Scientifically from the Shroud of Torin I just mentioned. Its specification are perfectly based on the layout of the Shroud. in other words if you lay the shroud over the statue it matches up. And the detail in the scripturaly correct wounds is mind blowing. Below is photo from the article:
Here is a link to the original Article: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/04/good-friday-statue-jesus-christ-unveiled-rome-based-historic-shroud-turin-magnificent/
And Here is a Wooden Version Based on What I Believe is the same StatueImage by MalteserMuenchen from Pixabay
For Christians there is no greater day than The Resurrection of Christ and the incredible Gift that goes with it. The Forgiveness of Sins! Which in my opinion is a privilege not a right. I say that for those who take it for granted.
So this weekend while your Kids eat chocolate Bunny’s and Look for baskets of Candy eggs, those who believe celebrate the Death and Resurrection of the living Christ, the Son of God who wipes away the sins of the world.