Just came off of a friendly and impromptu “discussion” about Jesus with some Jehovah’s Witnesses. Their contentions about Him (e.g. He’s created and not divine) did not depress me but rather encouraged me on this Good Friday to not only contend for the biblical faith but also to rejoice in the work of Jesus Christ on the cross. In a culture that in certain circles celebrates sound systems over sound doctrine, it is easy for the noise of clamoring self-important agendas and cries for recognition to obscure the Cross.
Friday–for the horror and shame He endured on Calvary–is only good because Jesus died and in doing so did for us what we could not do for ourselves (but strangely and ironically, die trying to do for ourselves).