When I was growing up, the schools were closed in observance of Good Friday. There was usually a special church service, often centered on the seven last words of Christ. Now Good Friday is more of a “business as usual” day. I was pleasantly surprised to see that the stock market was closed to observe the day.
It used to be that there was a foundational Christian understanding that was a part of our culture. That is no longer the case. That is why we must be intentional about passing on our Christian values to our children. It may mean a commitment to homeschool. It will cause us to examine our own lives to see how much the culture has influenced us. It will require discernment about the parenting tips we take in.
We hope that there is an intergenerational Christian influence in your household. These relationships can reinforce your beliefs as you teach your children. Take some time this weekend to contemplate the death of Jesus Christ on the cross, and the sacrifice He became in order to reconcile mankind to God.
“When they came to the place called The Skull, there they crucified Him and the criminals, one on the right and the other on the left. But Jesus was saying, ‘Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.’ And they cast lots, dividing up His garments among themselves.” Luke 23:33-34
How do you observe Good Friday?
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