Please change the song to "Rise Again" Today is the Friday that we call "Good Friday." It is the day Jesus died on the cross for our sins. Below is a painting by Warner Sallman, which I have always loved. The Bible tells us that Jesus prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane before He gave His life on the cross. Isaiah 53:5
"But He was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed." Psalm 22:15-23
My strength is dried up like a potsherd,
and my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth;
you lay me in the dust of death.
Dogs have surrounded me;
a band of evil men has encircled me,
they have pierced my hands and my feet.
I can count all my bones;
people stare and gloat over me.
They divide my garments among them
and cast lots for my clothing.
These prophecies were written hundreds of years before Jesus was born and before crucifixion was invented. Luke 23:44-47
"And it was now about the sixth hour, and darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour. (which is about 12:00 noon until about 3:00 pm)
And the sun stopped shining and the curtain of the temple was torn in two. (Only the high priest could go behind that curtain. God tore the curtain symbolizing that there is no more separation between God and man, but through Christ there is reconciliation). Hebrews 6: 19-20 "We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where Jesus, who went before us, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek."
And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into Your hands I commit My spirit: and having said this, he breathed His last."