Why is Good Friday considered “good”?
Christ was betrayed by one disciple, denied by another, and deserted by the others. He was mocked and beaten, stripped and slapped, interrogated and jeered. He was declared innocent, but put to death anyway. The perfect became a sacrifice for the imperfect. He was forsaken by God, His Father. Body broken. Isolated and alone.
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Palm Sunday is the Sunday before Easter when we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus the Christ from the dead. But today, we celebrate when Jesus entered Jerusalem on a donkey and was welcomed by a large crowd as Savior and King. “Hosanna to the Son of David!” they shouted. “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heaven!”
Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion!
Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem!
Behold, your king is coming to you;
righteous and having salvation is he,
humble and mounted on a donkey,
on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
– Zechariah 9:9