Gesthemane to Golgotha
Jesus has been called to make a choice. In doing so, He calls us to make the same choice.
There is a being, one of God's own servants who wants nothing more than for us to choose to walk alone. It is an angelic being, called "Lucifer" by some, "Satan" or the devil or various other names by others. It...or "he" was the first to choose his own path, to walk away from communion with God the Creator. And beloved, he is evil, the epitome of all sin, the antithesis of Christ.
And, beloved, Lucifer or Satan, or whatever you call him, is who he is because of his own choosing.
Jesus went before the Jewish council. They questioned him and found him to be a blasphemer. Unable to kill him by their own law, they sent him to face the Roman Governor, Pontius Pilate. Pilate condemned him to be crucified and washed his hands of the matter, finding him innocent of breaking any Roman law.
The Roman legionaires scourged him and nailed him to a cross and hung him between thieves on a hillside called Golgotha, "the place of the skull."
There, Jesus the Christ, took upon his own being all of the evil that had ever been or will ever be manifested in this world. It was his choice. And he died carrying that sin. He died and broke forever the curse of Lucifer.
That is Good Friday. And if it were the end of the story, it would probably not be remembered.
However....It is not the end. It is the beginning...only we must wait and wonder and observe and recall:
Easter does not come to us without the Cross.