THE KING ON HIS CROSS
Pilate said to them, “What then shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?”
They all said to him, “Let Him be crucified!”
Then the governor said, “Why, what evil has He done?”
But they cried out all the more saying, “Let Him be crucified!”
When Pilate saw he could not prevail . . . he took water and washed his hands before the multitude saying, “I am innocent of the blood of this Person. You see to it.”
And all the people answered and said, “His blood be on us and on our children.”
Then he released Barabbas to them; and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered Him to be crucified.
Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus, twisted a crown of thorns and put it on His head, mocked Him, spit upon Him, struck Him on the head, and led Him away to be crucified. Then they put a sign over His head: THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS. In the end the soldiers said: Truly this was the Son of God.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, let these Words bring to our hearts an understanding of the cost of our salvation. May we see the magnitude of Your love for us in His cross. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: The Roman officer and the other soldiers at the crucifixion were terrified by the earthquake and all that had happened. They said, “This man truly was the Son of God!” Matthew 27