When I was little, I wondered why we called such a somber day, with a worship service that seemed like a funeral, Good Friday. It didn't seem like a particularly good or happy day. As I grew, I increasingly realized the benefits of Christ's death and why remembering his suffering was good for us. Today's devotions from the Book … Continue reading Why call it Good Friday?
Before the psalter's most famous and beloved Psalm 23, where vivid imagery of green pastures and still waters portrays the Lord as our sufficient Shepherd, we read in Psalm 22 of Christ as our suffering Shepherd. This psalm, written about 1,000 years prior to the birth of Jesus (and hundreds of years before the practice … Continue reading The Suffering Shepherd, Psalm 22