With Easter approaching, I think of what Jesus would have thought today. How he felt. His time was nearing an end. Yet he still prolonged to prepare his disciples and serve, pursue his work he was set out to do. (Side note: If it were me, I probably would have been living my best life going sky diving and doing things I’ve never done before.) Not King Jesus. Nope. Even his worst part of his life was his best life. He chose to engulf the journey teach his disciples, pray, and wash their feet.
He knew Peter. He also knew Peter would deny him. He had Peter in mind I’m sure on this day. He knew Peter could be forgiven if his own life was taken. (Matt 26)
He knew Judas. He also knew Judas would betray him. He had Judas in mind I’m sure on this day. He knew Judas could be forgiven if his own life was taken. (Matt 26)
He knew the high priest. He also knew he would tear his clothes off of him and accuse him of wrong when he had done no wrong. He had the High Priest in mind I’m sure on this day. He knew he could be forgiven if his very own life was taken. (Matt 26)
He knew Pilate and all of the civilians. He also knew they would choose to have him killed. He had Pilate and the people in mind I’m sure on this day. He knew they could be forgiven if his own life was taken. (Matt 26)
Jesus still spent his time caring for them even after he took his last breath. Having passover with the disciples. When he stood before the city, he proclaimed the name of God for his people to be redeemed. He had me and you in mind.While hanging on the cross, he proclaimed the name of God for his people to be free. He had us. You and me. Peter, Judas, Pilate, the High Priest in mind the entire time. He took wounds and beatings. He was pierced. His journey was to die. To rise again. To conquer sins. To make a new covenant that you and me could live freely in his blood. In the kingdom of Salvation and Joy. He had us in mind the whole time. How unworthy am I that he is still with me.
1. 2. 3. Days.
The Tomb Was EMPTY. He overcame sins. For us.
He busted out of the grave for the ones who accused him.
He did all of this with us in mind.
Matthew 28:20 “….I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
His life was taken so I could enjoy his loving embrace until the end of time. His life was taken so I could live in eternity. His life was taken so I could carry him into my battles with me and he could fight for me. He did this so he could share each and every moment with us.
Take a moment this weekend, to be Thankful. To praise his name for staying with you. Never leaving but making a way for us to live in
Happy Easter. & Remember–> Jesus had you in mind.
The Cross= Freedom
The Empty Grave= Redemption