“All the people answered, “His blood be on us and on our children”.
After Gethsemane, Jesus was betrayed by Judas, abandoned by His disciples and denied by Peter.
Then He was brought before Herod to be judged. Herod sent Him to Pilot, but Pilot couldn’t find a reason for a death penalty.
It came down to the people and the people demanded that Jesus be crucified and the murderer, Barabas, be released to them.
Unfair, unjust, unreasonable are just three words that come to mind. He did nothing to deserve a penalty of death.
The crowd shouted: “His blood be on us and on our children.”
He must have stood there marveling as He heard the crowd cry out for His death, knowing that He was going to bear their judgment physically, spiritually….literally.
Now their cry has become mine: “His blood be on us and on our children”, not the blood of judgment but the blood of forgiveness.
While Jesus was on the cross, He drank deep from the cup of God’s fury against our sin so that you and I could drink deep of the cup of forgiveness. He took our judgment so we could be pardoned for all eternity.
Now their cry has become mine: “His blood be on us and on our children”, not the blood of judgment but the blood of His amazing love and forgiveness.
If you don’t know how much Jesus loves you, look at the cross – the proof lies lifeless there.