Tomorrow marks the beginning of Holy Week. During these most holy days, we will contemplate our Lordâ€™s suffering, death, and His resurrection.
Remember that Jesus was fully human in all things but sin and then ponderâ€¦
His heartache at Judasâ€™ kiss
The blows to His body as His skin is ripped away
His humiliation as He was spat upon and ridiculed
His pain as a crown of thorns was pressed onto His precious head
The weight of the cross He was forced to carry, while bloody and bruised
His footsteps on the way to His inevitable death
His mixed emotions upon seeing His mother along the way
The nails banged into His precious hands and feet
His thirst as he hung on the cross like a common criminal
His last breath
And then ponderâ€¦
That He did all of this because He first loved us. Even when we didnâ€™t love Him back. Even when we could have saved Him and instead we said â€œCrucify Him.â€
How much does He love us? Look at the cross and know.
Can He forgive us who have sinned? Look at the cross and know.
Come to Him and He will run to you.
Have a blessed Holy Week.