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Why Today is Good Friday

Today marks the greatest act of love in the history of the universe: “he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5). 

04/15/22

John Stonestreet

One of my all-time favorite B.C. comic strips has two guys talking. 

“I hate the term Good Friday,” says one. 

“Why?” says the other guy. 

“My Lord was hanged on a tree that day,” the first guy replies. 

“But if you were going to be hanged on that day,” his friend says, “and He volunteered to take your place, how would you feel?” 

“Good,” the first guy replies. 

And there it is. Today marks the greatest act of love in the history of the universe: “he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5). 

Today on very a special BreakPoint podcast, we air four of Chuck Colson’s classic BreakPoint commentaries reflecting on Good Friday and Easter Sunday, the day that, as he said, tells “the truth about everything.” 

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