There is a lot that amaze me about Jesus. So much that I can’t list all He’s done for me just in my life. There are two things that caught my attention about Jesus that most of us Christians have lost in our journey. Faithfulness, compassion and forgiveness. Many of us stopped being faithful (being dedicated to Him 24-7, all day-everyday), we don’t have any compassion for one another and forgiveness has left the building.
Luke 22:50-51 – And one of them struck the servant of the high priest, cutting off his right ear. But Jesus answered, “No more of this!” And he touched the man’s ear and healed him.
Judas had returned with Jesus’ accuser, the ones who wanted to sentence Him to death. It was said that Peter cut off one of Jesus’ accusers ears. Jesus while ministering and being accosted to be taken away, took the time to heal the servant’s ear. Jesus was very compassionate then and He is compassionate now. Thank God He never changes.
Matthew 26:52-54 – “Put your sword back in its place,” Jesus said to him, “for all who draw the sword will die by the sword. 53 Do you think I cannot call on my Father, and he will at once put at my disposal more than twelve legions of angels?54 But how then would the Scriptures be fulfilled that say it must happen in this way?
Jesus wasa so faithful to His mission, His ministry that He chose to die for all of us. He wanted His Father’s will to be done at all costs, the cost of His death to save us. He reminded them that He could call on His Father and called on 12 legions (legion=3-6,000) of angels to come to assist Him. But He chose to go with His accusers.
Luke 23:33 – When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him there, along with the criminals—one on his right, the other on his left. 34 Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.
While Jesus was hanging on that old rugged cross, He continued His ministry by seeking forgiveness for the ones who cried; “Crucify Him! Crucify Him!” Jesus’ acts of healing and interceding carries on to this day. When we sin, He seeks the Father to forgive us. When we deny Him in our actions and lifestyles, He seeks the Father to forgive us. When we’re sick, He heals us. When we are on our last ounce of strength, He calls on His angels and sispatch them to see about us His children.
Lord I pray that we understand the real meaning of being a Christian. It means for us to be Christ-like, You-like, and have compassion for all of us. I pray we hold the memories of what’s written close to our heart and start treating other people the way Jesus would do.