For years I would look at GOOD FRIDAY and wonder “How can this be good? The way they beat and whipped Him and the agony he went through is downright depressing to me...This isn’t good! So I decided that this year I’m not celebrating his death for my sins. Had he only died, then he would have only been a miracle worker , a nice guy, and the cross would have just been an unfortunate event in history....BUT!!! What caused JESUS to be SAVIOR AND LORD is WHEN HE GOT UP! Many died, we will all die, BUT HE CONQUERED DEATH, HELL, and the GRAVE for ME!!! That’s so much more powerful than celebrating the cross... HISTORY records a Resurrection ... TYPING THIS RIGHT NOW makes me wanna RUN AROUND MY HOUSE!! He got UP for my AUTHORITY in earth, He GOT UP for my POWER over DARKNESS, HE GOT UP So that I can HAVE ETERNAL LIFE...THE Resurrection Made him the UNDISPUTED AND UNDEFEATED KING of KINGS...THATs what makes Him LORD! This is the REASON I am WHO I am to day... It’s because He Got Up!! I watched the Passion of the Christ ONE time and I’ll never need to see Him die again! Because the Authority WAS NOT in His Death it was in His hell contending Grave defeating death defying Resurrection .... So I CELEBRATE HIS LIFE through the Cross...Thank you JESUS for Dying but Resurrecting for my LIFE!!!