On that night.

Jesus enters into the garden to pray. He asked his closest friends to come and help Him through this time, but they were found to be no help. He was going to have to do this on His own. The weight was beginning to be too much as the plan was exposed. Soon Jesus found Himself extremely burdened with the task, a task that He was not so sure He wanted to take on.
As He prays, extreme stress begins to take a toll on His blood pressure. It spikes to a dangerous level. As His body looks for a way to release this stress, blood begins to form on His forehead, mixed with sweat, as the vessels cannot take the pressure placed upon them. ” Father, if there be any other way!” He knew the answer. All humanity hung in the balance for just one moment. Now there would be no turning back.
“Not my will but yours be done.” Judas appears, the kiss of death was applied, suddenly, the flash of a sword, Peter had pulled a weapon and removes the right ear of the High priest servant.
Jesus, having already committed,
” Stop, Peter! ” In the chaos, Jesus could had ran, but instead, He looks down to see a man, a man who has come to take him to his death, sitting with one ear. Jesus cannot allow this to be! Man was made with two ears. He reaches down to this man, a man who is not a friend of Jesus, and suddenly, a creative miracle, an ear appears.
They grab Jesus, falsely accuse Him, parade Him in front of crowds, in front of a king, back to the governor, and there He stands.
He look out into the crowd at the faces, all those faces, your face, my face, and He sees those who just days before, threw down palm branches and welcome Him. Now their cries had turned from, ” Hosanna, to crucifyHim!” They take him, they begin to beat Him with rods. This would cause the blood to rise just under the skin so that when they whip him, the blood would explode from His body.
He had not slept in days. Smacked, punched, beard pulled out, spit on….all because He loved them. They strap Him down to a post and the whip flies. It had to! It had to be done to fulfill prophesy spoken about YOU! In Isaiah 53 He had to be wounded for OUR transgressions, bruised for OUR iniquities. The chastisement if OUR peace was upon Him and by his stripes, WE ARE HEALED! Now this once high blood pressure was replaced with a dangerously low blood pressure due to the amount of blood leaving His body. His strength is gone as they place a cross upon his back. He cannot carry it! It’s too much.
They finally make it through the streets to that hill. They place him on a cross, nails through his hands, through his feet. Crown of thorns and dropped the cross into a hole. All of humanities sin, shame, guilt, pain, is upon one man. It becomes too much as for the first time ever, Jesus, the son of God suffers mans condition in separation from the Father. ” My God, why had thou forsaken me?” He cried out those words so that you and I would never, ever have to! Because of Jesus actions, your God has promised to never leave you are forsake you!
In the midst of it all, ” Father, forgive them….” Jesus looks to the heavens, ” It is finished. ” gives up the ghost! … The end? No, it has just begun! Resurrection would come soon!

Leave a Reply