Good Friday, the Friday before Easter, is the day on which Christians annually observe the commemoration of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ. From the early days of Christianity, Good Friday was observed as a day of sorrow, penance, and fasting. Here are some of the best Good Friday quotes.
20 Good Friday Quotes That Convey God’s Message
Good Friday Quotes on Sin
#1. “If Christ is God, He cannot sin, and if suffering was a sin in and by itself, He could not have suffered and died for us. However, since He took the most horrific death to redeem us, He showed us in fact that suffering and pain have great power.” ― E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly.
#2. “Maybe the Good Friday story is about how God would rather die than be in our sin-accounting business anymore.” ― Nadia Bolz-Weber, Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint.
#3. “What is good about Good Friday? Why isn’t it called Bad Friday? Because out of the appallingly bad came what was inexpressibly good. And the good trumps the bad, because though the bad was temporary, the good is eternal.” ― Randy Alcorn. Good Friday Quotes on Love and Hope
#4. “Mercy, peace and love. May the grace and Lord surround and be with you on Good Friday. God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son.” ― John 3:16, The Bible.
#5. “The lesson of Good Friday is to never lose hope, or at least give it 48 hours.” ― Robert Breault
#6. “The dripping blood our only drink, the bloody flesh our only food. In spite of which we like to think that we are sound, substantial flesh and blood. Again, in spite of that, we call this Friday good.” ― T.S. Eliot.
#7. “I am wholly deserving of all the consequences that I will in fact never receive simply because God unashamedly stepped in front of me on the cross, unflinchingly spread His arms so as to completely shield me from the retribution that was mine to bear, and repeatedly took the blows. And I stand entirely unwounded, utterly lost in the fact that the while His body was pummeled and bloodied to death by that which was meant for me and me alone, I have not a scratch.” ― Craig D. Lounsbrough.
#8. “Unless there is a Good Friday in your life, there can be no Easter Sunday.” ― Fulton J. Sheen
#9. “Despite our earnest efforts, we couldn’t climb all the way up to God. So, what did God do? In an amazing act of condescension, on Good Friday, God climbed down to us, became one with us. The story of divine condescension begins on Christmas and ends on Good Friday. We thought, if there is to be business between us and God, we must somehow get up to God. Then God came down, down to the level of the cross, all the way down to the depths of hell. He who knew not sin took on our sin so that we might be free of it. God still stoops, in your life and mine, condescends.” ― William H. Willimon, Thank God It’s Friday: Encountering the Seven Last Words from the Cross.
#10. “How great is the love of God! He loved me long before I knew His name. He wooed me, chased me, enthralled me, and captured my heart. He didn’t prove His love at a candlelight dinner. There were no long-stemmed roses, but there were thorns. Yes, there were thorns.” ― Katherine J Walden.
#11. “Crucified Love lives with us today and till the end of times as He promised. Amen.” ― Henrietta Newton Martin.
#12. “The beauty of the cross and our crucified Lord cannot be easily fathomed by human mind or by barely reading scriptures in bits, but by careful reading of entire scripture in the spirit which will in turn engulf one with wisdom and love.” ― Henrietta Newton Martin.
#13. “Good Friday is a day of hope. It is a day where we look forward to a brighter tomorrow. Many things have happened to change the course of our lives, but it has not shaken our faith.” ― Rev. Dr Peola Hicks Good Friday Quotes About God
#14. “In this sublime hour, therefore, he calls all His children to the pulpit of the Cross, and every word He says to them is set down for the purpose of an eternal publication and an undying consolation.” ― Fulton J. Sheen.
#15. “Good Friday was when the Good was crucified but then on Easter the Good arose back. So, wait to realize that be it God or be it human the good never perishes it’s rises above.” ― Amit Abraham.
#16. “Easter is a time when God turned the inevitability of death into the invincibility of life.” ― Craig D. Lounsbrough.
#17. “Good Friday is not about us trying to ‘get right with God’. It is about us entering the difference between God and humanity and just touching it for a moment. Touching the shimmering sadness of humanity’s insistence that we can be our own gods, that we can be pure and all-powerful.” ― Nadia Bolz-Weber, Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People.
#18. “We focus on Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday, but we forget to pause in the stillness of the days between. Find time today to be present in that place of waiting. There is treasure to be found in the sacred peace that comes as you breathe in that place of quiet surrender. Don’t rush through the space called Between.” ― Katherine J Walden
#19. “Good Friday is a day of sorrow mingled with joy. It is a time to grieve over the sin of man and to meditate and rejoice upon God’s love in giving His only Son for the redemption of sin.” ― David Katski
#20. “Good Friday is the mirror held up by Jesus so that we can see ourselves in all our stark reality, and then it turns us to that cross and to his eyes and we hear these words, Father forgive them for they know not what they do. That’s us!” ― Robert G. Trache
Good Friday celebrates what we believe to be the most momentous weekend in the history of the world. Ever since Jesus died for our sins and was raised to heaven, Christians have proclaimed the cross. The resurrection of Jesus is deemed to be the decisive turning point for all creation.
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