(Mark 15:16-20 ESV)
Can you imagine it?
Can you see his sorrow?
It brings tears to my eyes considering it. Like when my lad hurts my feelings and he didn't know what he was doing. His instant repentance when I tell him. I want to believe that those soldiers would have instantly repented if they knew whom they were hitting and mocking. It just brings it all more clearly to me.
That could have been me there, me, with the soldiers mocking the Lord. But the Lord spared me that. The Father's love has brought me away from that, from that sorrow...and yet so often I do things that don't honour him....and so I find myself again saying "God, I'm sorry. I didn't truly see what I was doing. Forgive me and change me. Help me to do better".
Does you see the need yourself dear reader? That need for change?
It matters eh. That he loved us. How do you show it in your life?