Saturday, April 7, 2012

Jesus Sacrifice

His disciple handed him over to the Jewish.
He was praying at Gethsemane park when Judas came with a crowd of people who were about to arrest Jesus.
Then he brought Jesus to Pontius Pilate. Pilate investigated Jesus, but he found no guilt on Jesus.
He was going to release Jesus, but the crowd told Pilate to crucify him and released Barabas, who was a prisoner. Pilate could do nothing. He did what they asked.
Jesus was dragged into the street. They wove a crown out of thorns and place it on Jesus' head.
They struck him repeatedly. They spitted on him. They humiliated him. And they put a big cross on Jesus shoulder.
Jesus brought that cross to Calvary.
Along the way, people spitted on him, the soldiers mock him, Jesus fell down for several times.
He met his afflicted mother, he met Veronica who wiped his face, he met the women of Jerusalem.
When he arrived in Golgotha, the place of the skull, the soldiers stripped his clothes, divided it and cast lots of it. They left him a piece of garments only.
After that, Jesus was nailed upon the cross. On both of his hands and his feet. The pain was all over Jesus' body. He was covered with blood and pain and suffering.
He couldn't do anything, He gave everything he had to his Father in heaven.
He said to Father,
"Father, forgive them for they not know what they do"
Mary, his mother, with his disciples came under his cross. He told his disciples to call this woman, their mother. 
Mary could feel the suffering that his son felt. 
After hanging on the cross for several hours, Jesus was thirsty, so he asked the soldiers to give him something to drink. They gave him vinegar to drink and Jesus didn't drink it.
Suddenly, darkness covered the whole land and the curtain of the temple was torn in the middle.
At 3 p.m. Jesus said to his Father,
"It is finish. Father, into your hand, I commend my spirit."
Then Jesus died.
One of the soldiers who saw that, came closer to Jesus cross. He opened Jesus' side with a lance. And there came blood and water from it.
Immediately, Joseph of Arimathea asked Pilate if he could take Jesus' body away. He gave the permission.
Since the next day was Sabbath, they wrapped Jesus body in linen cloth and laid him in the tomb.
Then he rolled a large stone against the entrance of the tomb.
That's just a shorter version of way of the cross.
Jesus had done sacrifices for us sinners. We made sins everyday and Jesus is the one who has to pay for it.
He was tortured by the Jewish and the soldiers and he did nothing. He accepted it.
He went though it with patient and without cry.
He did it for us. And what have we gave him so far? NOTHING!
We only gave him torture, humiliation, we wove a crown of thorns, we made him carry his own cross to Calvary. He stumbled, fell for many times, but he stood up and continued his torture.
He did for us.
We are one of those people who torture Jesus.
We have to responsible for what we have done to Jesus.
He gave up everything to pay for our sins, so we will survive.
He suffered for us. He died for us. And he did it because he loves us, who are sinners.
What kind of good things have you done to Jesus?
What will happen to us if Jesus never sacrifice his life for us?
Have you make a confession about your sins this lent season?

Jesus sacrificed his life to save us. But we can never sacrifice some of what we have for others.
So, let's make this lent season holy. Not just for this season, but make it each everyday of your life.
Give some of what you have. If you see homeless people, give them some money. If you see hungers, feed them. If you see naked people, cloth them.
Because you will never know when Jesus would disguise as one of them.

Happy Easter Day!

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