It seems wrong to call the day Jesus died on the cross, “Good Friday,” but with it he sealed the deal for all eternity, that we would no longer need to make sacrifices for our sins. He was the final sacrifice, and has made each of us whole, as we give our lives over to him. Today is a day of remembrance, a day to account for all he has done for us, as undeserving as we are. It’s a day of thankfulness that we do not have to endure the punishment for our crimes against God. Out of his love for us, he died in our place, so we could live on in eternity with him. Use today to reflect upon what he has done for you, count your blessings, one by one.
It was now about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour, while the sun's light failed. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!” And having said this he breathed his last. Luke 23:44-46