Inside: We think it would be more powerful to get Himself off the cross, but the power of God was in the suffering of the cross.
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As they walked along the dusty, dreary and lifeless path out of Jerusalem, the faces which had held smiles and anticipation, were now covered in sorrow and frowns. Tears could be seen streaming down the faces of a few. What a week the women had witnessed, what began as the triumph and celebration of the King was now filled with hopelessness. The man, they had followed for three years, was hanging on a cross in the distance.
As they ambled forward as though restrained, they could see this cross getting more and more closer.
This was not what they expected as the flashbacks and stories happened through sobs.
Why the Torture of the Cross Displayed God’s Complete Power
Jesus had proved to them time and time again of His power. The women saw the healings, the storms calmed and the water turned into wine. The story of creation, the parting of the Red Sea and Noah’s flood were all truths in their memory.
In the bottom of their hearts, they knew this was their powerful Creator. Why was He doing this, why couldn’t He get Himself down off the cross?We think it would be more powerful to get Himself off the cross, but wouldn’t it take greater power to remain and suffer through the pain and sin of all humans? Click To Tweet
He was the Omnipotent God and He was free to do what He desired. Yet He remained; the nails only like toothpicks to the strength of the King of Kings.
The Passion of the Cross Delivered Love
Every year, my husband and I watch The Passion of the Christ around Easter. The movie is good, but I’m sure the actual event was far more awful.
The days after seeing the movie, as a result, leave me feeling sick. Seeing what Jesus went through, makes me feel guilty. Do I appreciate His gift enough? Is it moving me to live forever changed?
In contrast, many people I have talked to have said: “I can’t watch that movie, it would upset me too much.”By all means, isn’t that the point? Don’t we want to feel sick and awful after learning about what happened to our Lord? Click To Tweet
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