IT REALLY HAPPENED
“The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.”
John 20:25 KJV
It really happened; they really did pound those painful nails into the hands of our precious Saviour. Every time I think about Jesus allowing them to crucify Him for my sins, I get tears in my eyes. I have tears running down my face as I type this devotion. O how Jesus loves you and me.
Jesus, the “KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS” took my sins on His own body so I can live and He took your sins on His body. Not only did they pound the nails in His hands, they also spat on Him, mocked Him, cursed Him, rejected Him and beat Him beyond recognition. He endured all that pain for us.
Not only was the heart of Jesus broken when Jesus was crucified, God’s heart was also broken when Jesus died for our sins. God is holy and He can’t look at sin and our precious Saviour had taken our sins on Him. Do you understand yet how much God and Jesus love you?
Heavenly Father, You are such a loving and protective Father. I love You so much. Thank You for loving me and for adopting me into Your family and for the privilege You have given me to serve Jesus. I pray for every person who is hurting. Please comfort and encourage them. In Jesus’ Name, I pray. Amen.
Joanne LoweSeptember 18, 2017