Thursday, April 5, 2012

"Surely, He was the Son of God!"

I cannot fathom all that Jesus suffered on the day of His death.
Physically, emotionally, spiritually
After the crowd shouted
"Crucify Him!"
Jesus is flogged and handed over.
Jesus is stripped.
Jesus is dressed up and mocked.
Jesus has a crown of thorns pressed into His head.
Jesus is spat upon.
Jesus is beaten, over and over again.
Simon of Cyrene is commissioned to help carry the cross.
They are led out to Golgotha.
Jesus is given wine and gall to drink
Jesus is nailed to the cross….

Jesus’ possessions are divided between the soldiers who gamble for them.
Jesus has the name “King of the Jews” placed above His head.
Jesus has robbers either side of Him, also being crucified.
Jesus is insulted by passers-by “Come down from the cross if you are the Son of God!”
Jesus is insulted by the Chief Priests and elders, “He’s the King of Israel! Let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him…”
Jesus is insulted by the robbers too.
Insult after injury…..
“My God, my God, why have You forsaken me?”

Wine vinegar….

Jesus cries out in a loud voice….
 "Into  Thy Hands..."
He gives up His spirit.
  Jesus dies
Darkness…..

Temple curtain torn
Earth shaken….rocks split

Tombs opened…dead raised
 The soldiers replied,
 Oh, that I may truly know the sacrifice He made for me,
that I had died to sin on the cross with Him.
The words, "It is finished." that released Him from the bonds of His earthly body, also have released sin's grasp on me!!

May we never forget that He took on all of our sins that day.
Surely, He is the Son of God!

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    1. Thanks, Denise. I stopped over and read your blog today, too! Wonderfully moving!!

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  2. Thank you for your lovely Holy Week prayer.
    Visiting from Grace Cafe.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! Blessings to you this special week, as well!

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  3. THis speaks to us loudly on what Christ did for us. Thought provoking!
    Renee
    www.myautumnyears.blogspot.com

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    1. I hope so, Renee. My thoughts are deeply on Christ this Easter season. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment! Blessings to you!

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  4. I just praise and thank Him for loving me and my loved ones and the world so much... More than we can fathom or imagine. Have a blessed Easter.

    http://theemptynestexpress.com

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    1. Absolutely! Wishing you the same, sister!!!

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    1. Beyond measure!!! Blessings to you this wonderful time of year!!

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  6. Ann:

    I have often thought what it would have been like to be there that day. The centurions words, "surely he was the Son of God" is so powerful. But, as you pointed out, He IS the Son of God.

    Blessings to you and your family this Easter.

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    1. And the same to you, Joan! Such a bittersweet time of remembrance! I'm so thankful the story ends with such jubilation, because death did not have a hold on Him!!!

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  7. ..."The words, "It is finished." that released Him from the bonds of His earthly body, also have released sin's grasp on me!!"

    May His suffering not be in vain. May we, who were worthy of such a death, never forget to live a life worthy of the one who suffered in our place.

    Blessed for having been here today-

    Thank you for linking up at "Heartprint Hallelujahs".

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  8. indeed i don't think i can ever understand fully and appreciate enough what Jesus did to save me. his love is just beyond my comprehension. i can only try to respond in the way i live my life and i pray that i can grow in following his example of sacrificial love so that the world may know Him through me. a blessed Easter season to you!

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  9. Without all He suffered, we wouldn't have today to celebrate! A blessed Easter to you! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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