Today is Wednesday of Holy Week. On this day, I give a lot of thought to Christ. I try to look at life through His eyes. He knew exactly what would happen over the coming days. Yet, He never lost courage. Satan tempted Him, beyond human reason, but Jesus never gave into the temptation.
Christ Never Lost Courage
- When Jesus suffered His agony in the Garden of Gethsemane, in anticipation of what would happen, He literally sweat blood drops (Luke 22:44). Yet, Christ never lost courage. He said to the Father, “…not my will, but yours be done.” (Luke 22:43).
- As the soldiers scourged Jesus at the pillar, with tools that tore His flesh beyond human ability to experience pain, He never lost courage (John 19:1).
- When soldiers placed the crown of thorns upon Jesus’ head, they pressed down, pushing the thorns into His flesh. Yet, He never lost courage (John 19:2).
- As Jesus took the walk to Calvary, carrying His own cross, He stumbled and fell three times. Knowing His fate, He never lost courage.
- As Jesus hung on the Cross, the soldiers tempted Him to save Himself and come down from the Cross, but He remained silent and courageous.
Throughout Jesus’ Passion, He faced the evils of sin and death with courage, a courage that far surpasses any other living soul. The courage of Christ is what I think about today, and I thank Him for loving me enough to fight the face of evil, with all He had, to save my soul. He loved me that much, and He loves you just as much as He loves me. Chew on that for awhile today and thank God for the courage of Christ.
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