One of the soldiers stabbed Him in the side with his spear. Blood and water gushed out."
Even in death.
Each year, when I knew I was coming to the day of reading of His Crucifixion, I would cringe inside. I used to wrestle with guilt, shame, being uncomfortable. It was because I know, my sins, are part of the reason He was Crucified.
He willingly was Crucified because of LOVE.
It was the only way for myself, and others, to be with His ABBA.
He willingly went to The Cross because He was doing what His ABBA needed Him to do.
To be the ultimate sacrifice for our sins.
I continually pray I will never take His Words recording His ultimate sacrifice for granted. I continually pray when I recognize where ABBA had to turn His back on my Savior, His Son, my heart will continue to weep. As a mom, I can only imagine the pain ABBA and Christ were going through.
He wants me to lay down at The Cross my sins.
It is my choice to accept His gift of LOVE and with each step, become more and more like Him. To live and love as He has and does. To accept His gift of grace, mercy, forgiveness and extend it to others.
It is my choice to not continually torture Him. Or myself. His Beloved.