Today is Good Friday. Not to be confused with Friday being good. Good Friday. Today is the day we remember Christ’s sacrifice on the cross to save us from our sins. The Ultimate Sacrifice. I remember growing up having this bulletin board in our laundry room. Mom had about three pieces of paper pinned to it. One was Attitude (the poem), one was an inspiring quote from a little picture card from Alaska Airlines, and the third was a photocopy of a cartoon. That cartoon has resonated with me. I believe that the comic strip was “Wizard of Id” – and it was about Good Friday. Many, I think, struggle with the idea of Christ dying on the cross as something less than “good.” This comic strip puts it all into perspective:
A: I hate the term ‘Good Friday’
A: My Lord was hanged on a tree that day.
B: If you were going to be hanged on that day, and He volunteered to take your place, how would you feel?
B: Have a nice day.
Says it all doesn’t it? I get the chills and tear up every single time I see that comic and every time I think about the kind of love Christ and our Lord have for us…all of us. It’s so perfect, so complete. It makes my love for Him grow, too. We cannot imagine, cannot wrap our minds around that kind of love, not really. But we know it, we know it in faith, in our relationships with Him. What hope it gives me. We are saved. And we are saved because we are loved. That makes today a good day.
“Have a nice day”
P.S. Here is a link for this comic strip. http://facultycommonsslo.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/good-friday-cartoon-bc.png