“The people stood watching, and the rulers even sneered at Him. They said, ‘He saved others; let Him save Himself if He is the Christ of God, the Chosen One.” – Luke 23:35
Boy, what a loaded verse! People who did not know Him, yet despised Him, could not help but speak truth about Him. Even in their sneers and spoken mockery, truth was told. From their mouths: He saved, He is the Christ, He is the Chosen One.
Jesus, friend to sinners and physician to the broken, stood strong in His resolve to redeem us in our wreckage, despite the detestable display by those whose hands He allowed to beat His body and hang Him upon the cross. Jesus saw past the junk, and kept His eyes on His Heavenly Father, knowing his mockers and murderers would soon know just how true their words had been.
He saved others. You, me, and all who call on Him as our Savior and King, have been saved through the significance of His sacrifice for each of us, once and for all.
He is the Christ of God. Sent as a baby, raised as a Son, gifted as a man, and at last returned to His rightful throne, seated beside God, the Father.
He is the Chosen One. Set apart, yet among us, the only One to lead a blameless life, qualifying Him alone to be the Chosen One; the only One worthy to save our souls through His sacrifice on the cross.
Dear Heavenly Father, forgive us for our contributions that made the cross necessary. Thank You that You provided a path for our redemption, restoring us again to a right relationship with You. Teach us to treasure the gift of forgiveness that You have granted, and help each of us to hold You in the proper place in our lives and hearts. May Your majesty move our lights to burn brightly, so that others too, might see the significance of those spoken words. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present