The Cost of Freedom

All the people answered, “His blood be on us and on our children.”

Matthew 27:25 

Before Jesus faced the cross, he faced judgement.

The death penalty He faced didn’t come from Pilot, it came from the people.

It came from the frenzied mob, demanding the blood of an innocent man and the release of the guilty one.

It was unfair, unjust and unreasonable.

They shouted, “His blood be on us and on our children.” 

They did not know how true that statement was.

He was innocent, humble, holy and received the death of the guilty, the proud, sin-separated.

He bore the weight of condemnation so we could be free of it.

He accepted unjust punishment so we could accept unearned forgiveness.

Jesus drank deep the cup of death so that we could drink deep the cup of God’s eternal life.

The murderous statement of the crowd has become the urgent prayer of the seeking soul, “May His blood be on me and my children.”

May the blood of Jesus wash over you and set you free from all condemnation and fear to live fully in the grace and power of God today.

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