Good Morning on Good Friday 2nd April. It’s 2°C in #Sefton with a dry day ahead.
Fine and dry with plenty of sunshine, but with occasional patchy cloud cover. Temperatures of around average for the time of year but feeling warmer in the sunshine and given light winds. Maximum temperature 12 °C.
After a mostly clear start to the night, patchy cloud begins to approach from the east towards the early hours. Chilly, with perhaps the odd patch of frost and fog. Minimum temperature 1 °C.
High Tide today is at 3:07pm and is 8.80m.
Sunset tonight is at 6:49pm
Good Friday marks the day when wrath and mercy met at the cross. That’s why Good Friday is so dark and so Good.
What is Good Friday and why do we call Good Friday “good,” when it is such a dark and bleak event commemorating a day of suffering and death for Jesus?
For Christians, Good Friday is a crucial day of the year because it celebrates what we believe to be the most momentous weekend in the history of the world. Ever since Jesus died and was raised, Christians have proclaimed the cross and resurrection of Jesus to be the decisive turning point for all creation. Paul considered it to be “of first importance” that Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and was raised to life on the third day, all in accordance with what God had promised all along in the Scriptures.
On Good Friday we remember the day Jesus willingly suffered and died by crucifixion as the ultimate sacrifice for our sins. It is followed by Easter, the glorious celebration of the day Jesus was raised from the dead, heralding his victory over sin and death and pointing ahead to a future resurrection for all who are united to him by faith.
What is the Meaning of Calling it "Good" Friday?
Still, why call the day of Jesus’ death “Good Friday” instead of “Bad Friday” or something similar? In English, in fact, the origin of the term “Good” is debated and some believe it developed from an older name, “God’s Friday.” Regardless of the origin, the name Good Friday is entirely appropriate because the suffering and death of Jesus, as terrible as it was, marked the dramatic culmination of God’s plan to save his people from their sins.
Enjoy your day everyone!