Why is Today Called Good Friday?

If Good Friday is the day on which Jesus Christ was crucified, why is it called good? Here is the best explanation I’ve seen on the internet:

http://christiancadre.blogspot.com/2007/04/why-is-it-called-good-friday.html

Kidzworld has a page for kids about Good Friday, complete with activity ideas:

http://www.kidzworld.com/article/4354-good-friday

The Free Resource shares some interesting facts about Good Friday:

http://www.thefreeresource.com/facts-about-good-friday-for-kids

Cornerstones for Parents offers some tips for talking to young kids about Good Friday:

http://www.cornerstonesforparents.com/talking-young-kids-good-friday-easter

And finally, Wikipedia has a description of the Biblical account with links to corresponding scriptures at BibleGateway.com:

http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_Friday

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