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With Good Friday and Easter fast approaching I thought I’d post throughout the week, the seven last “words” (sayings) of Jesus on the Cross.

The first of the seven last “words” of Christ.

Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do, (Luke 23:34, ESV).

Even while on the cross in terrible agony Jesus prayed not only for those who were present, but for us as well.  Some may blame the Romans or the leading Jewish authorities for Jesus’ crucifixion, but our sin placed Him on the cross.

Mark Driscoll writes in Death By Love: Letters from the Cross:

Jesus’ first word is a word of forgiveness for the very people who were murdering him.  He knew that in a moment he would die to atone for their sins, including the sins they were presently committing against him.  In this we see the utter selflessness of Jesus and his unbroken devotion to saving even the worst of the sinners through the cross.

Thank you Jesus for the great love you showed us on the Cross.

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4 comments
  1. Our pastor covered the 7 sayings this past Sunday. I look forward to reading what you have to say about them.

    The first one says to me that Jesus put us first and foremost in His mission on earth. What a tremendous comfort that is to me, sinner that I am.

  2. I'm always awestruck when I think about His purity and that horrible day. Thank you for sharing. Feel free to link up with the Because of the Cross tour…

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