Yamba Presbyterian Church

Why Good Friday Is Good

We read a song of anguish of God's chosen one in Psalm 22, that would have an effect on Jesus and his followers who stood at the foot of the cross. It is a song about grief and loneliness and despair. It is a song that Jesus cried out as his last breaths happened. It was spoken by King David, but it points us forward to a greater king, Jesus. On the cross, Jesus felt abandoned by his Father. He went through this, so that we could avoid God turning his face away from us, so that we could be forgiven. The Psalm is a rollercoaster ride of despair and the greatness of the God he serves. We may feel abandoned by God, but Psalm 22 reminds us that King Jesus went through this completely and understands our feelings but took them to the cross, our feelings of being distant with God is dealt with eternally through Jesus. This Psalm also points us to God's vindication of his chosen one and victory.