Good Friday 2014

What makes Good Friday good?” you ask.
A challenge! A rather daunting task.
Some may dismiss it with a shrug and a smirk,
And consider it another day off work.
Others, religious, pious as such,
Take a few minutes for a mournful watch;
Merchants unlock their doors with glee,
Anticipating the pre-Easter shopping spree.
A bunny here, a chocolate egg there,
Symbols of a society that doesn’t care.
“Care?” you say, “Do you mean me?”
“What’s there to care; how can this be?”
It’s the cross, you forget, that rugged wood,
That makes Good Friday eternally good.
What’s so good about the death of an ancient man,
Who died long before my life began?
This man, who on this earth once trod,
Was not only man, but the Son of God.
That wood, that tree, that old rugged cross,
Was the symbol of gain and the symbol of loss.
To those who believe, it is the promise of gain;
The hope that, like Jesus, we’ll rise again!
For the skeptic, the doubter, the meaning is loss;
An eternal gulf, which no one can cross.
Good Friday is good, because of the death
Of Jesus the Savior, who gave His last breath
So you, friend, and I, could be cleared of our guilt,
Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb that was spilt.
Mourn not, my dear soul, for the death of the Lamb,
For that cross made the bridge to the Great I AM.
Christ paid the price, rose again to God’s side,
And brought us next Sunday: the Resurrection-tide!
~by Alan Allegra~
Larry Makoski, W2LJ, is a regular contributor to and writes from New Jersey, USA. Contact him at [email protected].

5 Responses to “Good Friday 2014”

  • Jim N6MED:

    So, let’s see, Passover is now, Spring Equinox is Apr 21, Ramadan is 28 June thru 27 July, Vesak May 13, etc. Should we comment on those and celebrate them as well? Or is this really and continue to be a secular web site profess to are members of many religions and none?

    IMHO, this is not a forum for proselytizing.

  • Larry W2LJ:


    Thank you for your comments. I post these on my own site. chooses to mirror them here. While I have no control over that, I will continue to post as I please on my own site. If you have a problem with my content, you can either ignore it, or take your issues privately to

    Thank you,
    Larry W2LJ

  • Don-wd4era:

    Thanks you

    This place and every place as any is a good place testify for the LORD.

    Praise to Jesus! For he is Mine!

  • Bradley KD0TXA:

    Thank you for posting this. It is a breath of fresh air to find someone who isn’t afraid to make their faith a part of their every day life. This site and Larry W2LJ both have my greatest admiration!

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