Kate said gentle.
Odd word for this Good Friday 2021.
One thing that pops into my mind is…
The Romans were not gentle with Jesus the night of His arrest.
The Price He Paid
Was anything but gentle.
Jesus was brutally beat.
… was heinously tortured.
Jesus was pierced.
He was humiliated.
Yet, He went to the cross.
His back was ribboned in raw flesh.
His head was pierced with a thorned crown.
His hands and feet were drilled with nine inch barbaric spikes.
Not by any means.
He was oppressed and He was afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth; He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so He opened not His mouth. Isaiah 53.7
The place in the Scripture which he read was this: “He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and as a lamb before its shearer is silent, so He opened not His mouth. Acts 8.32
Jesus prayed, “Forgive them Father because they have no idea what they are doing and Who they are killing.”
Before the sun set that “good” Friday – many were beginning to understand just WHO HE WAS. Perhaps some repented of their ungentleness.
We remember the cruelty, the pain and humiliation and it changes us – it changes me.
He gently calls us, “To come to Him and receive His gentle invitation and be forever changed.”
I pray you know Him.