Watchword for Good Friday — For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. John 3:16
Friday, March 25 — Psalm 39:1–6
Exodus 30:17–31:11; Matthew 26:31–35
I will sing of your steadfast love, O Lord, forever; with my mouth I will proclaim your faithfulness to all generations. Psalm 89:1
God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. 2 Corinthians 5:19 (NIV)
O God, there was much about Good Friday that does not seem good: your Son’s betrayal, denial, and crucifixion. But we understand that your all-encompassing love is what brought Jesus to the cross: to die for us—but not only for us—for all. Amen.