The crucifixion was a very gruesome way to die. In Psalms 22 and Isaiah 53, there is a picture of Jesus' life and death. He was rejected by His own people, bruised and beaten even before the cross. So much so that he was barely recognizable as a human much less as Jesus. The death on the cross was the worst way that anyone could die, and any one who died on the cross was cursed, Deuteronomy 21:23 and Galatians 3:13. Jesus endured all the pain, all the suffering, and even endured His Father turning His back on Him. On that day God gave His Son to be our Savior, to take the sins of the whole world (I Corinthians 5:21), everyone that ever lived, lives, or will live, so we would not have to be eternally separated from God.
So why is it GOOD Friday! Because God GAVE His only Son, so that WE might live with Him in eternity.
"For God so loved the world, that he GAVE his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." ~ John 3:16The Drawing: