As I contemplate the cross, the sacrifice, the Lamb of God this week. I can not help but think of the disciples. The supper in the upper room. Jesus telling them that one was going to betray Him. Peter being told he was going to deny Christ three times. Going to the garden to pray with Jesus. Passover was coming. Little did they know or understand that the Lamb of God was going to be the ultimate sacrifice the ultimate Passover. He was going to lay down His life for all.
The disciples had dropped everything and followed Jesus. They walked with Him, ate with Him , and watched Him perform miracles. They knew He was the Messiah, the Promised One. They believed He was the Son of God.
After the supper in the upper room while praying in the garden Jesus was betrayed with a kiss. Peter didn’t understand everything that was happening. So after Jesus got arrested, Peter followed from afar. After he denied Christ three times, he went and wept.
Oh how confusing this must of been for all of them. As we read the scriptures we can clearly see that Jesus was trying to prepare them for this, but they did not completely understand. So as the trial proceeded and and He walked up Calvary’s mountain and was crucified, the disciples must of thought all hope was gone. Only a few stayed near the cross. I can not imagine the pain and sorrow they must of felt at that moment. I can’t imagine what Mary must of felt.
Sorrow , sense of loss, and hopelessness must of filled their being. When they went to the tomb to dress his body and anoint it but they couldn’t find Him. They must of been confused and scared when the angel spoke to them. He was not there for He conquered death. He AROSE!
Oh the joy, surprise, and amazement when they got to walk and talk to Jesus after He arose. I can only imagine how shocked and happy they were.
Looking in the pages of my Bible I read about how he said, “It I s Finished.” I read about His glorious resurrection. I read about The Lamb Of God being the ultimate sacrifice for my sin. Oh it is easy for me to judge the disciples and others for their lack of faith. But then I realize my own lack of faith at times.
I hope everyone enjoys this Easter… This Resurrection Day… Just please take time to meditate on our risen Savior……