Good Friday seems to be an oxymoron on the face of what actually happened. But from our perspective we can understand why we can say that what was truly bad- we would say the worst day in a category all its own in a history of some really horrendous days and even eras- could be called good. Indeed God not only worked good out of the evil, but the very evil was forced into this one place to be vanquished once for all forever on that cross. The cross as in Jesus’ death spells the end of evil. Sin in the flesh in Jesus was condemned on that cross (Romans 8:3). Sin would be dealt a death blow and death itself would die with it. The full realization of this awaits the final judgment but begins even in this life in the forgiveness of sins and cleansing that the blood, the death of Jesus brings.
We do well to meditate on both the evil gathered in the darkness and the good that came even out of that for the light and new day soon to begin on that first Easter morn.