Good Friday

The stone that the builders rejected
    has become the cornerstone.
This is the Lord‘s doing;
    it is marvelous in our eyes.
This is the day that the Lord has made;
    let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118: 22-24

We often quote this verse about today — every day — being the day the Lord has made.  That’s accurate enough.  The Lord indeed made each day! Yet this day of rejoicing and gladness mentioned in Psalm 118 is Scripturally reserved for Easter!  Psalm 118 is one of the prophetic psalms of Christ’s coming.  It refers to the day of Jesus’ return from the land of death to life.  He became the cornerstone of the new and perfect Temple of the Lord.

Today, as this is written, is the day we reserve for Crucifixion, the day Jesus died on the cross.  A mere week before, the people expected him and rejoiced in him.  They cried out, “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”  They were right!  This is also the prophecy of Psalm 118!  (verse 26) “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” Yet by God’s grace, they abandoned him, turned on him, and killed him five days later.  It was his atonement that was good.  His work of redemption that was good.  His life was good.  We live because He overcame death!

We can now assert with confidence that,

I shall not die, but I shall live,
    and recount the deeds of the Lord.” Psalm 118:17

For this reason, “He is risen!” has been our Easter greeting for 2,000 years.

“He is risen indeed!” has been our Easter response for 2,000 years.  Please keep DCF Uganda in prayer.


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