The Cry of another Chosen One
Soul Snack 69/14 ...
Drenched under the tear laden eyes of heaven, Jesus forgave the malevolently ignorant.
Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing." (Luke 23:34a)
Crosses had been used since the 6th century BC as a painful tool of execution. This gruesome practice continued until Emperor Constantine in AD 337 abolished it out of deference for Jesus.
The brutality that battered Jesus' body and shattered His soul, He refused permission to rule His human spirit.
With nails searingly fresh in His palms and splinters gouging His whip-torn back, Jesus steadfastly continued in grace.
The hatred induced humiliation from the masses, and a spineless crucifixion could never impede this cry of loving mercy.
As the unrestrained injustice of His death intensified, another's crucifixion simply became a game of chance.
And they divided up his clothes by casting lots. (Luke 23:34b)
While being gambled over, the Chosen One chose His words with eternal care.
Two millennia ago Jesus knew the ignorant sinner still needed His forgiveness.
Two millennia ago He knew the need would be vastly multiplied today.
The cry of the chosen one can also be my chosen return cry to Jesus, for I too am a mindless sinner:
Forgive me Jesus for I too do not know all I have done. ~ AMEN
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At that first Easter Jerusalem had become the altar to sacrifice God.
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