I do not have time as of now to create a proper post on Good Friday. That would entail much dedication and a good amount amount of wordsmithing (not a word). So instead of writing a half baked version of a fully baked piece on Good Friday I only wish to leave people with this thought.
Good Friday is not good because it is fun or makes us feel good. It is good because of the suffering accomplished that day. Nothing great can be accomplished with out great suffering. If you are celebrating Good Friday then you should think of the suffering that was accomplished that day and not revel with joy but mourn and at the same time have hope. God that day gave us opportunity to find real life. This should bring great piece to your soul if it does not then I fear for your eternal well being. Folks life is only accomplished through Christ. He is the only way to the Father and thus the only way for peace, hope, love and freedom. Have faith to know that even when it does not feel like it, if you are a Christian, even when the darkness surrounds you, even when you are down for the count or you have fallen to depths you did not know exist. Christ is there. There is forgiveness. There is hope. All you have to do is ask. Ask Christ He is with you and He will answer it just may not be how you expect it.
Now go and celebrate Good Friday and participate in the suffering of Christ. Remember what Peter says about Christ sufferings.
1 Peter 2:21-23 For you have been called for this purpose, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example for you to follow in His steps, who committed no sin, nor was any deceit found in His mouth; and while being reviled, He did not revile in return; while suffering, He uttered no threats, but kept entrusting Himself to Him who judges righteously;