THE STORY OF JESUS: Luke 22:63-65
“They blindfolded him and demanded, ‘Prophesy! Who hit you?'” (Luke 22:64)
People can be cruel, as this scene with Jesus reveals.
Verbal taunting and physical tormenting, mockery and shame.
And to think Jesus became human to help us, to save us from our sin.
“Christ Jesus – Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross!” (Philippians 2:6-8)
We see into Jesus’ mind when He forgives His tormentors from the cross.
He hated what they were doing, but He loved them enough to endure it.
This is the price that God is willing to pay to fix the mess we’ve made.
Sad to say, I still hear people mocking God and Jesus, like these soldiers.
People challenge God’s love, they question God’s ways – as if ours is any better?
God demonstrates His love in suffering and dying for us sinners (Romans 5:8).
Do I really understand and appreciate how deep and shocking this love is?
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, knowing me and knowing You, I shake my head in wonder that You could love me this much. Though I do not deserve it, I welcome it. Thank You for loving me this much!