devotional post # 2081
Luk 23:47 As soon as the centurion saw what had taken place, he began praising God. He said, “Certainly this man was innocent!”
Luk 23:48 And all the crowds that had assembled for this spectacle, when they saw what had taken place, returned home beating their breasts.
Luk 23:49 And all his acquaintances and the women who had followed him from Galilee stood at a distance observing these things.
over and done with
When all the frenzy of Jesus’ “trials” and crucifixion were over and done with, it seems that the perpetrators woke from the spell they were under, and noticed that they had condemned and murdered an innocent man. All of the fear, anger, arrogance and corruption had conspired to bring this lamb to the slaughter. Once it was done, the people knew it had been wrong. But God allowed us to do our worst to him, so that he could offer his best to us.
LORD, forgive us for our betrayal. Cleanse us of the guilt and sin that put Jesus on the cross.