Day 30 – Jesus’ side is pierced

Jn 19:31-37 (NKJV)

Therefore, because it was the Preparation Day, that the bodies should not remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a high day), the Jews asked Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. 32 Then the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first and of the other who was crucified with Him. 33 But when they came to Jesus and saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs. 34 But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out. 35 And he who has seen has testified, and his testimony is true; and he knows that he is telling the truth, so that you may believe. 36 For these things were done that the Scripture should be fulfilled, “Not one of His bones shall be broken.” 37 And again another Scripture says, “They shall look on Him whom they pierced.”

Our Savior has now paid the ultimate price for our freedom – everything He did, in life and in death, He did for you. The weight of our sins were laid upon Him, which by the way, would have in itself killed any normal man, but our Savior is anything but normal. His death itself speaks of His voluntary act of giving Himself for you and I. Crucifixion was meant to be an agonizingly slow and painful death. More often than not, they would have to, as indicated, break the legs of those hanging on the cross but not with Jesus. He said, “It is finished” and then it was done. He breathed His last. This proves that our Saviors Journey to the Cross was a voluntary act of His freewill. He left Heaven with you and I in mind and nothing was going to detract Him. This friends is Victory in Life, being unwilling to sway from a set purpose. Hopefully, this Journey with Christ to the Cross has awakened within you… something … after all this was my goal. What that looks like is uniquely individual and I hope you’ll be better as a result.