Good Friday can seem like an odd thing to celebrate. In plain terms, we’re celebrating a 2000 year old execution. We’re celebrating the unjust death of a simple Rabbi.
Even when Easter comes, it can feel distant an unimportant. Yes, he was resurrected. Yes, this proves that He was the Son of God. But why does that matter to us?
The beauty and majesty of Easter comes when we realize that it is by His death, burial and resurrection that we can find new life!
For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his. -Romans 6:5
We have the opportunity to die with him, to be buried and to rise to new life.
The new life is a transformed life. A life where healing can take place and we’re no longer slaves to the burdens of our old self.