--The Gospel of Luke Challenge Continues
Today is December 23, so we're reading and meditating on Luke 23.
(The Gospel of Luke December Challenge is explained in my blog post of November 29, 2017.)
So today in Luke 23 we see Jesus handed over to Pontius Pilot, then to Herod, and back to Pilot.
They found no guilt in Him but let the people decide the fate of Jesus.
They cried out, "Crucify Him, Crucify Him!" (Luke 23:21).
So Jesus the Christ, who was born in Bethlehem thirty-three years earlier, and whom the wise men recognized as King of the Jews, would now die a criminal's death.
Prophets had predicted it and Jesus had warned His disciples this would take place.
Jesus came to die "for He will save His people from their sins" (Matthew 1:21).
Just as Father God had planned, Jesus took the punishment we deserved. Mission accomplished.
But His mission is not totally complete as we'll see tomorrow, on Christmas Eve, in Luke 24.
Thank You, God, for sending Your dear Son through a humble birth in a stable. Thank You for sending Him to die a humiliating death. And thank you that His story does not end in a grave.
Your comments are welcome.
Thank you for bearing with me during this time I've been without a computer. This is difficult for me, using my phone to post on my blog.
The main thing is our devoted time with God, in His presence, and in His Word.
Happy Christmas Eve Eve!
°Connie Wohlford 2017