Jesus, the one who loves us most, used his last breath and his last words to address our deepest needs.
In the middle of his own agony on the cross, Jesus prayed for and offered forgiveness, our greatest need.
Two other men, both criminals, were also led out with him to be executed.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. Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”
Sin is our greatest problem. Forgiveness is our greatest need.
All of us, like sheep, have strayed away. We have left God's paths to follow our own. Yet the Lord laid on him the sins of us all.
God treats us like Jesus deserves, because God treated Jesus like we deserve.
God‘s grace is to flow through us to others. Focusing on others is the key to suffering victoriously.
None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
I Corinthians 2:8
"Friends, I realize that what you and your leaders did to Jesus was done in ignorance.”
Forgiveness must be accepted.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
I John 1:9
Prayer is the lifeline through pain.
as was his custom… Luke 22:39
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.