Today marks the day that Jesus bore the weight of all our sin, sickness, and shame. It also marks the day we died with him. The day who we were died, hidden inside Christ on the cross. When we believed on Him he exchanged our identities. Instead of that dead man, we are given Christ. Instead of our old life, we are given the life of Christ. Instead of our guilt, we are given the righteousness of Christ. Instead of our inability, we are given the very Spirit that would later raise Jesus from the dead. Oh yes, it is a really Good Friday. So if some of us seem a little ecstatic, it’s because this news is better than any other, beyond compare. And if we manage to pull ourselves together enough to explain it, it’s because we just can’t keep this Good News to ourselves.
2 Cor 5:13 For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God; or if we are of sound mind, it is for you. 14 For the love of Christ compels us, because we judge thus: that if One died for all, then all died; 15 and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.