Many may ask why today is called good Friday when the observance is for the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ. Having been observed over many centuries and translations from ancient texts the term ‘good’ may have been a corruption of the word ‘God’.
The earliest known use of “guode friday” is found in The South English Legendary, a text from around 1290. According to the Baltimore Catechism – the standard US Catholic school text from 1885 to the 1960s, Good Friday is good because Christ “showed His great love for man, and purchased for him every blessing”.
Good Friday is observed by 2.3 billion Christians on this day. If you want to see what Christ endured in a crucifixion watch Mel Gibson’s The Passion. If it doesn’t leave you in tears I don’t know what will. Be warned it is very graphic.
I am not going to get into the religious aspects here or be preachy but a lot more went on here than nailing a man to a cross of wood. Upon His death it is believed a storm blew in and there was an earth quake. Old Testament prophecy was fulfilled and the forces of evil trembled in fear.
Weather-wise our spring like weather will be coming to an end.
High pressure will provide fair weather today, then very windy conditions will develop on Saturday as a strong low pressure system tracks across Upper Michigan. This system will also produce rain showers, which will be mixed with snow Saturday morning. Easter Sunday will be a cold one with highs only in the lower to middle 30s and brisk west winds. Below normal temperatures are expected all of the next week. We have hopes that by mid April will will see a warm up and actually see some 60° days.
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