I just did a lesson with Setting Captives Free on the Cross. It was very good. Previously, I have been studying on what the cross does for us such as set us free from sin, provide forgiveness, gives abundant life, etc. It has been very good and thought provoking as well as challenging. Today, I did a lesson on the third of the Seven Sayings from the Cross. The saying was taken from John 19:26&27 where Jesus tells John to take care of Jesus’ mother. It was shown to me again the love and mercy of Christ, even in his death.
Previously, I had learned about Jesus asking God to pardon his persecutors because they did not know what they were doing and the thief receiving forgiveness in the final hours of his life. And now, Jesus was making sure that his mother would be taken care of after he died. Such love and selflessness! I have experienced nothing like Jesus ever felt and I get so caught up in my own problems that I neglect to pray for others or seek others out to help them. I have a picture in my mind of me huddling in a corner, crying over a scraped knee while Jesus is covered in blood and suffering unimaginable things on the cross and yet reaching out, forgiving, saving, and providing for others. This would be laughable if it weren’t so sad, and pathetic on my part! Praise God that he is not like me because if he were, we would all be destined for Hell! This is amazing to me.
Well, I just wanted to share this. Maybe it won’t strike some as it did me but it is still an amazing truth and also a challenge to reach out to others and pray for them, not matter what we are going through.
Okay, I’m done. Till next time!!