Last night at Good Friday service they showed a short, yet very powerful video. It grabbed me and shook me to the core. It stated everything that I already know about what happened to Jesus in such a way, that has re-energized me. It has been a renewing of my spirit.
It simply broke down what happened to Jesus in the last hours of his life. He was betrayed by a friend. He was arrested and denied by a friend. He was mocked and beaten. He had a crown of thorns place on His head. Nails pierced His hands and feet to hold Him to the cross he would be crucified on. After all of this happens, He utters the words “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.”
Even until His dying breath, Jesus is looking out for us. He is preaching His message of forgiveness till the very end.
It made me realize that we can make it so complicated sometimes what Jesus did for us. We can let are own personal feelings dictate how we act, but that isn’t following His example. That isn’t showing the world how we are different.
If we truly believe in what the Bible teaches us about Jesus, then we need to forgive. I am not saying it is easy, look at what happened to Jesus in the end and He still forgave. I know some will say it was different because He was God. Okay, there are plenty examples out there of people who have lost someone or something, and have shown forgiveness.
Tomorrow is Easter, the day of His resurrection. Is there someone you need to forgive? Is there someone you need to share the message of Jesus with?
Let us show the world why we believe, let us the light shinning into the darkness.