Serious reflections for Good Friday (all passages from the New American Standard Bible):
For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will hardly die for a righteous man; though perhaps for the good man someone would even dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him.
I Peter 2:21-24
For you have been called for this purpose, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example for you to follow in His steps, WHO COMMITTED NO SIN, NOR WAS ANY DECEIT FOUND IN HIS MOUTH; and while being reviled, He did not revile in return; while suffering, He uttered no threats, but kept entrusting Himself to Him who judges righteously; and He himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed.
For more edification, read Rev. Mark D. Roberts’ observations on Christ’s seven sayings from the cross.
But the best news is that Christ is alive (more reflections to come for Easter)!
Paul Maurice Martin says
I think the cross is included in the example set for us. We can’t save the world, but we also face mortality and have our own burdens that we can face courageously until the last.