|Posted on April 4, 2010 at 7:58 PM|
Praise the Lord who died for us, He is risen indeed. What love was this, do we really perceive it?
“Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing” (Luke 23:34).
Those who crucified Jesus were not fully aware of what they were doing because they did not recognize Him as the Messiah. While their ignorance of divine truth did not mean they deserved forgiveness, Christ’s prayer in the midst of their mocking Him is an expression of the limitless love and compassion of divine grace.
Luk 23:42 -43 Then he said to Jesus, "Lord,remember me when You come into Your kingdom."
And Jesus said to him, "Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise."
Do you see the love and compassion Jesus had, He was a enduring the worst of pain and agony, yet He loved so much that this dying thief on repentance was being welcomed into His Kingdom. At the same time His heart was with you and me, for He saw us in that moment as He took our sins on His body on the cross, and He saw the cross as a cross worth bearing for our sake, love was poured out in every drop of blood he sweated, every drop of blood He shed as He poured out His love for you and me. Hallelujah!
Praise God though for today we serve a risen Saviour! The grave could not hold Him, some day He is coming again.