“What Is Good About Good Friday?”

“What Is Good About Good Friday?

The other day I heard a man,
A man of radio fame,
A man who wrote a book about God, Faith, and Reason.
It really doesn’t matter his name.

This man has degrees; he’s paid his dues.
I’m sure he could teach us some lessons.
But this worldly-wise man proved unwise indeed
When he posed the following question…

“What is good about Good Friday?”

It wasn’t a joke, please understand;
He genuinely wanted to know!
This educated doctor with millions of books sold
Was clueless on his radio show.

What is good about Good Friday?

The greatest crime committed by man…
A day which should be most infamous
Was the bait and switch that fooled the Devil
And set up the Day most glorious!

On that Friday God’s love was manifest
The greatest Love in history.
But this man with one question exposed his ignorance
When the Cross to him was a mystery.

-Anthony Baker

2 Comments

Filed under Easter, Jesus, Love of God, poetry

2 responses to ““What Is Good About Good Friday?”

  1. Enlighten the man. He may be clueless, but it’s one of the best questions anyone can ask, especially when someone is ready and able to provide an answer. The disciples actually asked Jesus to teach them to pray, and He made no issue about their ignorance, but loved their humility.

    • Yes, it’s a good question, a wonderful way to lead into the story of the gospel. However, this question came from a man who clearly claimed to know it, but instead of recognizing the beauty focused only on the injustice.

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