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The day before Jesus died must have been really hard for our Lord and Savior. He knew he had to die, but I’m sure it was hard for him to turn himself in when the time came. But he knew it was the right thing to do.
I wonder how emotional it was for Jesus during the Last Supper. I wonder how physically weak He felt when praying to his Father when he was asking if there could be a Plan B. I wonder how hurt He felt when Judas came to betray him. So many questions without answers. So many thoughts left swirling. So many emotions lingering after reading this solemn story of the crucifixion.
The pain Jesus felt during his last 24 hours must have been terrible. The pain from betrayal. The pain from beatings. The pain from mocking words. And the pain of carrying all of our sin upon himself.
To me, the most amazing thing about all this is that he did this for all of us. To save us. To go through all this so we could be saved. He went through all of this because he loved us. And that’s real love.
“This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” 1 John 4:10 (NIV-1984)
It wasn’t hard only for Jesus, it was also hard for the disciples. In the disciples’ mind, they thought Jesus would save them from Rome. He was their hope for their future. They had different thoughts than the plan God had in mind. And it was hard for them. They had put their hope in Jesus for the wrong reason.
But soon, they would understand. They would understand God’s plan of redemption.
And I’m sure the disciples praised God that Jesus “Didn’t Just Die,” He “Died and Rose!”
“Why are you so downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.” Psalm 42:11 (NIV-1984)
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