The Ongoing Opening Statement

On that hill where He was lifted up, Jesus was higher than anyone. Some eyes turned upward in grief. Some eyes looked at the ground, following the casting of dice. Some eyes studied the crowd for any sign of protest. Some eyes gazed in derision.

Jesus’ eyes took them all in. His opening statement from the rugged cross has never expired: “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing” (Luke 23:34 NIV).

Did you catch that? Jesus Christ died for those who know they are sinning and for those who do not! What a Savior!


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