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“A Very Bad Good Friday”
 
Or, was it a very good bad Friday? Many people have mixed feelings about Good Friday. Because many years ago, something very bad happened.
Please read the following verses.
Mark 15:33-41
33 At the sixth hour, darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour. 34 And at the ninth hour, Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?”-which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”
 
35 When some of those standing near heard this, they said, “Listen, he’s calling Elijah.”
36 One man ran, filled a sponge with wine vinegar, put it on a stick, and offered it to Jesus to drink. “Now leave him alone. Let’s see if Elijah comes to take him down,” he said.
37 With a loud cry, Jesus breathed his last.
 
38 The curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.
39 And when the centurion, who stood there in front of Jesus, heard his cry and saw how he died, he said, “Surely this man was the Son of God!”
40 Some women were watching from a distance. Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James the younger and Joses, and Salome. 41 In Galilee, these women had followed him and cared for his needs. Many other women who had come up with him to Jerusalem were also there.
 
There certainly are different ways to look at Good Friday. It was good for all who would come to be believers in Christ. For Christ, it was horrible. None of us can begin to know what He went through.
 
On Friday evening, as the disciples had fled, the women had gone home and Joseph and Nicodemus buried the body of Christ, it was a horrible, awful, tragic, unbelievably bad day. There, teacher, their master was dead, or was he? ……….To Be Continued.

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