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Letter: The worst day or the best?

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

The worst day in the life of Jesus’s followers was the day He was crucified and died. Their leader, with the wisdom and power who performed miracles and fulfilled prophecies, was dead. All their hopes for the future were gone and their religious faith was shattered.

On the first Easter Sunday, Jesus rose from the dead and appeared to them. Then, just as He had done with the two disciples on the Emmaus road, He explained how He had fulfilled prophecies. Then they realized that He had given Himself as the perfect sacrifice for all the sins of mankind. He paid the price for our sins and opened the gates of heaven for us.

On Easter Sunday, Jesus performed His greatest miracle, His resurrection. But on Good Friday, He gave us our greatest gift. It is difficult to decide how we should observe/celebrate that day that was both extremely sorrowful and extremely joyful. If you can’t be in church, consider watching the songs “Worthy is the Lamb,” “Jesus paid it ...

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