Just wanted to take a moment to reflect on this most solemn and important day… We call it good and it is for us, but it wasn’t for you. You had to listen to the very same people who you were going to suffer for mock you and spit on you. You endured their scorn… our shame… You took our place on the cross and redeemed us from a horrible fate. You were good in our stead. You knew we would continue to reject you, deny you, and even mock you… Yet you still did it. You loved us that much. You loved us enough to ignore our ignorance and selfish pride and take every sin ever committed and every sin yet to come to the cross with you. You allowed them to nail them there with you. You held out your hands for us just as you still do. Yes, it was a good Friday. And it is still good today. Thank you. Thank you, Lord. Thank you for loving me that much.