Were you there when they crucified my Lord?
Were you there when they nailed Him to the tree?
Were you there when they pierced Him in the side?
Were you there when they laid Him in the tomb?
These are the words from the moving African-American spiritual that has become part of our recognition of Holy Week. Friday of Holy Week is that day of Jesus’ trial and crucifixion and burial. In English we call this day Good Friday.
Your Challenge for this Good Friday is simply to read the account of this day as given to us by the Gospel of John. Read John 18 and 19. As you read, ask yourself this question: At what point could the events of this day have been averted?