Safe Place with Ruth Graham

Safe Place with Ruth Graham


Why Do They Call It “Good” Friday?

posted by Ruth Graham

“A cross of all things – a guillotine, a gallows – but the cross at the same time as the  crossroad of eternity and time. as the place where such a mighty heart was broken that the healing power of God himself could flow through it into a sick and broken world. It was for this reason that of all the possible words they could have used to describe the day of his death, the word they settled on was “good.” Good Friday.” Frederick Buechner

Indeed it is good!



  • RangerT

    Sometimes I guess the most ubiquitous word can be also the most appropriate…I wonder what that says about all of it’s other uses? Thank you for posting this quote, Ruth. Your ability to hold to the goodness of God through all of your experiences speaks to me in a way someone removed from disappointment and heartache cannot. I pray God continues to use your entire family mightily for His kingdom.

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