God So Loved The World That He Gave His Only Son


I do not want to diminish the impact of the suffering you may be struggling against.
BUT you have to admit: your suffering will never come even close to the suffering that our Lord Jesus endured for you and for me and for all of mankind!!

At this point in the Gospel narrative, Jesus had been scourged, a crown of thorns was on His head, and He had carried the cross up to Golgotha where the roman soldiers crucified Him!

Hours passed as our Savior hung on the cross…

And then…

The Death of Jesus

45 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour. 46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” 47 And some of the bystanders, hearing it, said, “This man is calling Elijah.” 48 And one of them at once ran and took a sponge, filled it with sour wine, and put it on a reed and gave it to him to drink. 49 But the others said, “Wait, let us see whether Elijah will come to save him.” 50 And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice and yielded up his spirit. 51 And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. And the earth shook, and the rocks were split. 52 The tombs also were opened. And many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised, 53 and coming out of the tombs after his resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many. 54 When the centurion and those who were with him, keeping watch over Jesus, saw the earthquake and what took place, they were filled with awe and said, “Truly this was the Son of God!” (Matthew 7:45~54)

So I’m just thinking… betrayal by Judas? …arrested and dragged to a sham trial? …flogged? …spat upon? ..mocked by people who only days earlier had hailed him as a king? …stripped naked? …nailed to a cross?

I’m trying to remember… What was the suffering that I was complaining about?

- Jan

 

 
 

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  • Kay 02/18/2020, 6:52 AM

    “Behold, I make all things new.”

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