As a child, I thought Good Friday was called “Good Friday” because it was the Friday before a long weekend (in Canada we had Easter Monday eh?) and it was always “Good” to have a long weekend.
After I learned a bit about Christianity, I did not really understand why Good Friday was called “Good Friday”, since Jesus Christ went through the torture of the Cross and, infinitely more terrible, the momentary separation from the Father.
When I became a Christian, the Spirit enlightened me through the Word (and listening to some very good preachers (John Piper, Chuck Swindoll, John Stott, Louie Giglio, Paul Washer, Tim Keller, etc)… Good Friday is good for us. Our sin was atoned for by His finishing work on the cross. Three days later he rose… Because lives, we have hope.
Let us repent of our sins and put our trust in Jesus. We will wait upon the Lord.
“He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth. When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly. He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.” 1 Peter 2:22-25