40 Days of Reflection (Lent) | Day 36: Mercy

mercy from the cross

Luke 23:34

Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.


Even in agony, Jesus had compassion for the people who reviled Him, spat on him, blasphemed Him and crucified Him to the cross. He prayed for God to forgive them. In fact He prayed for the religious leaders who orchestrated His crucifixion and He prayed for the soldiers who crucified Him. Jesus prayed for the people who blasphemed Him and spat on Him. Matthew 27:41–43, Matt 27.39" data-version="esv" data-purpose="bible-reference">Matthew 27:39

This show of compassion was evident that Jesus was ready to forgive all our sins. That is to say that, because we had sinned Jesus forgave us for making Him go through all that pain and suffering for us. And that when we repent of our sin, He is ready and willing to forgive us.

He said, “Father, forgive them for they know not what they’re doing.” And He’s telling you the reader of this post, that when you repent of your sins, you’ll be forgiven. Jesus is still the Lord and Saviour of us all. Receive His mercy today and walk in His grace.

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