Thursday, April 5, 2012

Jesus' Words

My husband and I were driving to KC to go to Home Depot and we were listening to a Christian radio station talk.  I don't recall the speaker but it really caught my attention. He spoke on the 7 phrases of words that Jesus spoke before his death. It was a powerful talk he gave. I got home that night and grabbed my Bible to review them again. 
My thoughts were that if I was being led to hang on the cross and then was placed on the cross in pure pain and agony.....I wonder what my words would have been. Some things I know about myself are that I would have bawled, I would of begged, I would have pleaded, I would have screamed, I would of been scared.  Jesus did not do any of those things in the hysterical way I would have. HE did was was required of him....HE fulfilled God's plan.

I want to share those words that he spoke. Think about them. Think about HIM. Think about how HE thought of others. YOU and I! HIS mind was not on HIMSELF. HE thought of HIS mother Mary. HE thought of the two who hung beside HIM. HE thought of those who condemned HIM. 

Many days I think of myself wayyyyyy too much. My stomach is growling, I have a headache, I have too much work to do. I'm worn out. I'm tired of not having any free time. I have laundry and dishes to do and I don't want to.  Do I think of others enough? NO! Is there someone that has it worse than me? YES! Do I help others as much as I should? NO! Should I ? YES YES YES!

During this Easter season, we tend to focus MORE on Jesus' death and resurrection....but it should be in our hearts and minds EVERY DAY! Think of Calvary, think of the crown of thorns, think of Mary watching her SON, think of the empty tomb, think of heaven, think of the blood that was shed, think of the bearing of the cross by Simon of Cyrene. 

What beautiful things to think about because it was done for us.

And think of these words that Jesus said....

"Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do."
Gospel of Luke 23:34 
"Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise."
Gospel of Luke 23:43 
"Jesus said to his mother: "Woman, this is your son".
Then he said to the disciple: "This is your mother."
Gospel of John 19:26-27 
"My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"
Matthew 27:46 and Mark 15:34 
"I thirst"
Gospel of John 19:28 
When Jesus had received the wine, he said,
"It is finished";
and he bowed his head and handed over the spirit.
Gospel of John 19:30 
Jesus cried out in a loud voice,
"Father, into your hands I commend my spirit":
Gospel of Luke 23:46 
  Jesus practiced what He preached: "Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends" (John 15:13).


Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...


That is so true and I never really focused on all of His last words and how his words revealed that He was thinking of others. What love! I have often thought about what comfort he was to the thief that accepted Him though. Can you imagine?

Thanks for sharing!

Hope you have a wonderful Easter!

Love, Tammy

Dee said...

Have a blessed you I would have been screaming and kicking all the way...this is a beautiful post. Thank you for sharing. Jesus died for us and we should live for him.\0/