I sit down and watch a video with my son. It is a clip that depicts Jesus getting beaten so harshly, that His rib cage shows. ( For those of you whom are critical….kids are watching violence, murder, fighting…and have NO idea about JESUS. My son is being raised in Christ. Not raised for this world. He needs to know how His Saviour sacrificed for his salvation). So much blood spilled, chunks and layers of skin ripped right off of His body. The crown of thorns pressed so hard on His head, that He bled profusely from His crown….and yet, what we see on film, does not even touch how it really was when He chose to be tortured and died for us….that we may be saved. Jesus knows pain.
He knows what it is like when we ask Him, why? If He has left us in our pain. Because He questioned the Father, “why hast thou forsaken me?” He knows hurt. He knows the betrayal of friends. You don’t think He loved Judas Iscariot? Even though he betrayed Him for 30 pieces of silver? (Matthew 26:15)…Jesus still loved him. Even though Peter denied Him “3” times (Matthew 26:69–75)…Jesus still loved him. They were the closest to Him…His Apostles. How many of us have been hurt by those closest to us? He knows our pain, but this is what He has done for us:
5.) “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed.
6.) All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned everyone to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
7.) He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not His mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.”
If anyone knows betrayal…it is Jesus Christ. If anyone knows lonliness…it is Jesus Christ. If anyone knows love…Jesus is love. He gave up His life for us. If anyone knows pain…Jesus knows it well.❤