Apr 3, 2007

And with the crowd, we viciously cheered, "Crucify Him! Crucify Him!"

As I finish reading through the Gospels, I always think, "How could these people be so cruel to Jesus?" And I find it hard to believe that I would act in the same way.

But now that I know the Truth, I understand that I, yes, I would have yelled with the people, "Crucify Him! Crucify Him!" The state of my soul without Christ is just as evil and vile as the people were in His day.

This week, meditate on this very fact: Christ died for the ungodly. The ungodly being YOU and ME. While we cheered for His crucifixion, it was our souls that He was saving.

Think on these things. I pray that our hearts would be softened and that we would marvel at how very gracious and merciful Jesus Christ truly is.

"but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8

1 comment:

ann_in_grace said...

I found it somewhere: "You and I also have in our pockets the nails He was nailed with to the cross."