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Life's Unexpected Lessons- 8: The Suffering of One Man at the Hands of Others

Updated on April 8, 2012

The Ultimate Sacrifice ... And a Lesson for Life

The Ultimate Sacrifice ...
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The Sufferings of One Man at the Hands of Others

Today being Good Friday is the day that we remember one special man who endured monumental suffering at the hands of others for the benefit of those very souls (as well as for the souls who could not stop it.) *The initial beatings done by ten men known as the scourging tore open wounds on every part of Jesus' body leaving Him so weak from the pain and the loss of blood He could barely stand up. He was then dragged before Pontius Pilate where they twisted a crown of thorns and jammed it down upon His head piercing any and all flesh it came in contact with including His right eye. He was then wrapped in a small garment and His torturers “began to salute Him, saying 'Hail to the King of the Jews!' Then they struck Him in the head with a reed and spat on Him; and bowing the knee, they worshipped Him. And when they had mocked Him … (they) led Him out to crucify Him.” Mark 15:18-20

* When they were finished and gave Him is cross to carry up the hill to Calvary. He was so weak He began vomiting and fainting; He struggled to carry the cross. Thus He fell many times which just drove His torturers to beat Him more. His blood combined with the heavy sweat covering His body only made things more difficult in the oppressive heat as He ached with every step He took.

But though the physical pain was intolerable, it was the hatred that spewed forth from these acts that hurt Him the most. He watched small children curse Him and felt them kick Him, following the example of their parents. He saw His own mother watching in horror, unable to stand and being supported by His disciples. He heard the relentless taunts and jeers arising at a deafening level as He continued falling barely creeping up to His final destination. When He reached the top of the hill and His executioners began nailing Him to the cross, He could not feel any more physical pain for He had gone into shock. His lack of response infuriated His captors for He refused to acknowledge them in any way.

He hung on the cross in the blazing sun, His skin burning intensely for hours, “And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?”” which is translated “My, God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” Mark 15:35 “And Jesus cried out with a loud voice, and breathed His last.” Mark 15:37.

Our God made the ultimate sacrifice by sending His only son, Jesus Christ, to us with the ultimate purpose of saving us from our sins … a purpose which needed to end with Jesus suffering such a horrific fate … and He did this as a human man! Can you imagine sending your son off to such a fate? How difficult was this decision for God and how much does He love us to have gone through with it? As for Jesus, it is no wonder He asked His Father the night before if there was any other way – His human fears came forward in the garden of Gethsemane. Yet Jesus’ love for us shows also in His acceptance of His fate and His trust in His Father’s final plan. Many thanks to God the Father and to His son, Jesus Christ our Savior, for this extreme sacrifice … and for the ultimate sign of love and for the gift of forgiveness!

Perhaps the next time we feel the urge to tease, torment, bully, or hurt another we should remember this and instead offer a sign of love, a hand of assistance, or simple acceptance.

*Credit to European seer Maria Divine Mercy, message dated March 29, 2012.

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