Friday, July 18, 2008

Simply Jesus - Thank You

Matthew 27

One momentous chapter, 66 simple verses describe what is the most barbaric inhuman few hours in history. The pure sinless perfect Son of God is unjustly arrested and tried. The most amazing miscarriage of justice takes place when he is sentenced to death.

Before he faces the most torturous method of execution invented by man he is systematically beaten, tortured and mocked.

Words on a page that we can read in a few minutes do not really convey the hours of distress suffered by the pure Lamb of God. Maybe the aversion I had to watching the movie the Passion of Christ brought me a little nearer the gut wrenching disgust that I should feel about this passage.

Today again I am truly humbled and forever grateful to my wonderful Saviour and King: Jesus.

"I'll never know how much it cost to see my sin upon that cross" but Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!


Carolyn said...

I went to the cinema and watched the Passion of Christ on the big screen. I was in two minds whether to go or not because of all the gore and I actually felt God say to me 'I love you Carolyn, you don't NEED to see this film - you don't NEED to put yourself through that.' But I went anyway for exactly that reason to PUT myself through it...

But you know I'm here by His grace and His grace alone - there is nothing I can do to earn it, it's freely given and I can't thank even Him enough.

On a more humorous note..

I distinctly remember someone behind us in the stalls noisily munching his way through a bag of pop corn whilst watching The Passion and wanting to yell at him 'Hey this is NOT entertainment, show some respect!'

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