On Good Friday, we remember an act of love so great that it has been remembered across the ages.
He was in pain, in agony from the wounds he bore. Nails secured Him to the cross; a sword slashed His side. There stood not just His family and friends to mourn Him, but His accusers. They would become witnesses to the gift given at the end of His life. ‘Forgive them, Father; they know not what they do.’
Jesus, God’s love, His son, hanging on the cross. Forgiveness, not just for one, but for all. It was the sacrifice to end all sacrifices; a life given so that we might live. May we ever strive to be worthy.
So, today while we mourn the memory of His death, we look forward to what is coming three days hence, and find peace in the gift given on the day He died; an act of love. It was a simple, yet powerful request, ‘Father, forgive them, they know not what they do.’
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