This post is related to the markets, specifically, why the markets are closed today.
How good is Good Friday? Several people, (new) believers and unbelievers alike, have asked me something along the lines of, "Why is the day when Jesus was crucified called 'Good Friday'? Why would we call the crucifixion 'good'?"
The answer is that everything good that has ever happened between God and man is fulfilled in that weekend, starting Friday with God's compassion for man in the sacrifice of His Son to defeat sin, and culminating Sunday in God's power over death, and His promise to us, in the resurrection of His Son to life, a type for our resurrection who believe in Christ.
Without the death of Christ there would be no resurrection, neither of Him, nor of us. Good Friday indeed!