While Washington D.C. is engulfed with tension since the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s final redacted report, some in our nation’s capital are putting aside time to celebrate the Christian holiday, Good Friday, in remembrance of Jesus Christ’s crucifixion.
Vice President Mike Pence shared that he and his wife, Karen, are joining “Christians everywhere in remembering the sacrifice made for us on the Cross.”
Pence tweeted from the Book of Isaiah in the Bible, verse 53:5: “He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on Him, and by His wounds we are healed.”
On this Good Friday, Karen & I join Christians everywhere in remembering the sacrifice made for us on the Cross. “He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on Him, & by His wounds we are healed.” #GoodFriday pic.twitter.com/cUeMCtMwOD
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) April 19, 2019
The U.S. first lady Melania Trump also took part in remembering the importance of Good Friday for Christians around the world.
“Many blessings to all around the world celebrating,” she tweeted.
Many blessings to all around the world celebrating #GoodFriday
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) April 19, 2019
Pope Francis sent out a message to all on this day of remembrance:
Look at the open arms of Christ crucified, and let Him save you. Contemplate His blood shed out of love and let yourself be purified by it. In this way you can be reborn. #GoodFriday
— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) April 19, 2019
Other congressional leaders in the U.S. expressed their message on Good Friday.
“By His sacrifice we are made new!” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) tweeted.
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) April 19, 2019
— Tim Scott (@SenatorTimScott) April 19, 2019
Today, as Christians around the world celebrate #GoodFriday, Ann and I remember the sacrifices Christ made for us on the cross.
"The punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed."
— Rick Scott (@SenRickScott) April 19, 2019
— Marsha Blackburn (@VoteMarsha) April 19, 2019
Good Friday is expressed in numerous different ways across the globe, such as art in the streets of Central America countries, egg cracking traditions in Jamaica, Catholic churches in Rome covering every statue and crosses in churches, and the Good Friday torchlight procession led by the Pope in Rome, as CNN reported.