We call it “Good Friday”, the day we observe what Christ did on the cross for us. It didn’t start out looking too good though from the vantage point of those who had believed Him to be their Messiah ! Seized in the Garden of Gethsemane and endured a sham of a trial in the early morning hours of that Friday, then beaten and paraded before the masses (many of which lauded Him days before with their “Hosanna’s” as He rode into town that Passover week) where they chanted repeatedly for His blood, “Crucify Him, crucify Him !!”
How could anyone possibly see any good in that Friday so many years ago now? Yet it was the best Friday man would EVER have, for the sins of mankind were all potentially paid for with His final dying statement “It is finished !!” as He expired victorious. I say potentially because the only thing preventing it is each man’s lack of faith in His loving sacrifice at Calvary that Good Friday. Have you truly trusted in what He did for you there yet? If so are you telling others you meet about this most good and loving of acts?
But this reminds me, when I start to have what I perceive to be a bad day maybe my perspective needs a little altering. After all, isn’t the verse true, “We know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.” (Rom.8:28)? Doesn’t “all things” include “bad” days too? Yep ! The next time things aren’t going so hot, or working as WE had planned (often there’s what needs adjusting from WE to HE) remember, if God is in control in your life all days can turn out to be GOOD, even if we don’t see it so right away. Remember, if He can pay for every sin you have committed He can turn your messes into masterpieces too !!