“Good Friday.” I suppose that we call it good because it was on that day, the day that Jesus died, that the price was paid for our redemption.
But for the disciples of that day, it was not good. It was not good for the apostles, and it was not good for the other followers of Jesus. It was not good for Mary, the mother of Jesus, nor for the other women who were his followers. It was not good for the several others who, after Jesus had been crucified, retreated behind locked doors out of fear of the Jews.
The day for all of these people was not good. It was the darkest of all possible days.
These people were not only followers of Jesus, but they had placed every hope that they had in him. They did not have an option number two.
And now, Jesus was dead.