And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? Some of them that stood there, when they heard that, said, This man calleth for Elias. And straightway one of them ran, and took a spunge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink. The rest said, Let be, let us see whether Elias will come to save him. Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. (Matthew 27:46-50)
Today's Morsel:Today most people will celebrate what they call "Good Friday." Many will have services, take communion, and will go away feeling good about themselves, not really having an understanding of the true meaning. Why was this day good? This day was good because Jesus died for the entire world. Because all had sin and come short of the glory of God. Man needed a sacrifice for his sins. And because Jesus was willing to sacrifice Himself so that we could all live and have eternal life, it made the day a good day. Jesus' death cumulated so many good things for us. He became the lamb slain from the foundation of the earth for our sins (Isaiah 53). It took away the middle wall of partition between us (Ephesians 2:14). And His blood remits our sins (Hebrews 9:22). Today, we should see it as good because scripture tells us that God is good. He was not willing that any should perish. Today (Good Friday) is not about a special service or taking communion, it's a fulfillment of Exodus 12; The Atonement for one's sins. As Christians, we do not exalt this day above any other day, but as often as we drink the cup and eat the bread we do show the Lord's death until He comes again. If you have had your sins remitted by the blood of Jesus, than every day is a good day for you.
Sing: God is good all the time. God is good all the time. God is good all the time. For unmerited favor stand up and say, God is good, all the time.