Earlier today I was surfing TV channels on our cable.. as we don't have many just a few and truthfully most of the time we watch Netflix.. I came across the movie "The passion of Christ" I remember it being a hot title back in the day.. it was all the rage. As a child I was not really allowed by my parents (mom) to watch.. however it has always intrigued me. So of course, when I realized I had the option to record the movie I took it. Much to my dismay... it only recorded the last hour.. but it actually kind of worked out... because I only could watch the first 45 seconds.. as it resumed at exactly the part where Jesus is about to be nailed to the cross. I felt my stomach drop.. literally. I felt a weird churning sensation.. I made the comment to my husband and he says "Its just a movie".. For a brief second I was more than willing to agree.. but then I realized that yes it was movie.. however.. it is being portrayed mildly.. compared to what Jesus had to endure..I said to him "Yes, this is a movie but you've heard Pastor Barry say it was 1,000,000 x worse in real life..." I personally don't think I'm brave enough to sit through the whole movie this evening.. I am heart broken just thinking of everything Jesus had to endure for all of our sins.. every time we think something bad about someone, or gossip, or lie, or steal.. or whatever sin it is.. his blood shed for us.. and yet he continues to love us so much and pour this amazing and abundant love, grace and mercy... It's quite overwhelming.
Praise you Father, for all that you have done.
"Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing."