Father Forgive Them

Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots. Luke 23:34

If you want to understand how powerful the love of Christ is for You, look at what Jesus did on the cross. These people who mocked him, spit on him, beat him, and eventually crucified him. Jesus prayed to our Heavenly Father to forgive them!

When somebody “wrongs you” how do you typically respond? You might have a few harsh words for them , maybe you even get into a physical altercation with them. But Jesus not only forgave his enemies, but he also died for them. Jesus still has many enemies today, and he shed his blood for all of them to come to repentance of their sins

And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them derided him, saying, He saved others; let him save himself, if he be Christ, the chosen of God. Luke 23:35

Even after Jesus offered mercy and forgiveness to these people, they still mocked and crucified him. This is still happening today! Even 2,000 years after Jesus rose from the grave, people still curse his name, they still mock him, they still reject and trample on his holy blood

And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us. But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? Luke 23:39-40

Even one of the criminals on the cross, who was condemned to death, was still mocking our Lord. See many wicked people will refuse to repent, even to the point of death. However the other criminal, he did fear God and he repent for his sin

And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise. Luke 23:42-43

But the other criminal did receive Jesus as his Lord and Savior, and Jesus received him as his child and he became saved that day. The power of Gods mercy demonstrated to us on the cross in Jesus holy name Amen!

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