Father, Forgive Them

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The Jewish authorities: “They spit in His face and struck Him. And some slapped Him, saying, ‘Prophesy to us, you Christ! Who is it that struck you?’” (Matt. 26:67-68).

The Roman soldiers: “They spit on Him and took the reed and struck Him on the head” (Matt. 27:30).

Peter: “I do not know Him” (Luke 22:57).

Me: “I do not know Him either” (via my words and actions on numerous occasions).

Jesus, from the cross, about all of the people listed above: “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do” (Luke 23:34).

Oh! What a gracious and wonderful Savior we have! Let us be more thankful for Him!

Bart Warren
South Green Street church of Christ
Glasgow, KY

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