It was nine in the morning when they crucified him. Mark 15:25 NIV
About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” ). …And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit.
Matthew 27:46, 50 NIV
In six days God created the heavens and the earth. When He paused at the end of each day He saw that it was good.
In six hours on the cross our Lord finished the work necessary for His new creation. Through suffering He completed something so awesomely good that till today we can call it Good Friday!
When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.
As we pause and reflect on this first day …the Lord’s day may we remember His work and rest and worship with thankful hearts.