Then Pilate had Jesus flogged with a lead-tipped whip. The soldiers wove a crown of thorns and put it on his head, and they put a purple robe on him. “Hail! King of the Jews!” they mocked, as they slapped him across the face. (John 19:1-3)
Read: Romans 11:1 – 14:23
React: He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities. The punishment that brought us peace was on Him and by His stripes we are healed.
God, there are no words. Thank You. So much I simply say thank You.
6 thoughts on “Hail the King!”
I remember when I first saw that movie. My mom had been watching it and I just happened to come into the room. When I saw all of the horrible things that they were doing to Jesus I burst into tears. My mom had to explain to me that Jesus went through all of that in order to give myself and everyone else in this world a better life. Even after she told me I thought it was unfair because Jesus never did anything to deserve that sort of treatment. I have not watched that movie since. It’s been maybe 10 or 12 years now… It gave me nightmares for a little while. Like I said, I wasn’t very old at the time. Whenever I’d see movies where people got beaten or killed I would end up having dreams about that movie. Now I’m extremely cautious of what I watch around children under 10 because of experiences like that. I’m glad that Jesus paid the price for my sins but it is hard for a kid to understand why an innocent man should suffer. We’re taught that if you do good throughout your life that good things shall be unto you. I guess it’s hard for kids to understand what it means to be selfless, and what it means to make sacrifices. I honestly wish that there was some way to teach children about this without making them feel sad. I had to do a lesson on this with my kids last year around Easter and we did the most G-rated version of Jesus’ death because my little guys are 4 to 6 year olds. We had kids with their jaws dropped and their eyes tearing up. I think that if we didn’t have a treasure hunt beforehand and some fun games then we would have had a couple criers on us. I think that’s why we focus so much on Jesus’ birth with children versus his resurrection…but both are so important. Sorry for going on like this! It’s just that I’ve been wondering if there’s a way to teach this that won’t have young kids crying like I did.
I was thinking about Jesus on the cross after watching Superbook and how gory it was. I didn’t want to see it; it’s gross. As I lay and thought about how gross, I realized that that should be me. I should have pieces of my flesh ripped off because of my sins and be crucified suffering God’s wrath for my sins. That’s how abhorent my sins are. I repent! Jesus please forgive me and change me. Thank you for suffering God’s wrath in my place and rising from the dead. What an amazing gift!
Thank you for the awesome insight of wisdom and knowledge you accomplish here in your ministry. You are truly a blessing to the Kingdom of God.
Thank you for blessings my soul and our ministry in this past year. May you be filled with much love, joy and peace during this coming season. Happy New Year My Friend.
Every time I see this movie, I cry on this scene.
Amen. Such incredible cruelty he suffered. Such amazing love he showed.
The line that got me was “see, Mother, I make all things new.”