Not only is it Friday, but it's Good Friday, the day commemorating the death of Jesus. I have always wondered why such an infamous day could be called good. I still don't have an explanation of that. Of course, it is good for us who are saved from our sins by the death of Jesus. But it certainly wasn't good for Jesus.
As Christians, we gladly accept the sacrifice of the cross, but we don't like to think of the reality of that sacrifice. Jesus didn't just die, he died a horrible, painful, humiliating death. I know, it's hard to think of the details of that death, but doing so should make us appreciate our salvation all the more.
When I was younger, Good Friday was really observed nationwide. Churches were open between the hours of 1 and 3, stores closed for that time, people who were working left work to attend church. That isn't the case any more. Now, people are out shopping, eating in restaurants, taking their kids to the zoo, etc., many churches don't have services. That shouldn't keep us from taking some time today to remember what the day means to anyone who seeks to know the truth of Christ.
Thanks for reading, and have a really Good Friday.