Here we see the crucifixion of Jesus. It is from Johns point of view and as such allows us to see and hear things the other writers choose not to share. For Christians I urge your to read and reread this and the following chapters for the last few days of our fast. Never let this portion of scripture become mundane or insignificant. These chapters are some of the most important that their are in the whole Bible. Without them the Old Testament would never be complete and the New Testament could never become reality.
Is it no wonder that we are living in a world that kills truth on a daily basis. Yet there are people who believe everything they see on the news or read in the papers. People, it isn't all true. Before you start your own conspiracy theory and blaming someone. Let me share this. This world, which hates Jesus, will do anything to keep His truth from becoming reality. But we thank God that He will not allow that to happen. Jesus told us that if the world hated Him, it would hate us too. But don't allow that to keep you from telling the truth to people. Yes, sometimes the truth hurts - but I like another adage which I think trumps the pain. The truth shall set you free.
My Prayer Today: Jesus, you are my friend, you are the Sovereign Leader of my life. I thank you for your mercy and grace. I thank you for the Holy Spirit whom you sent. I thank you for Your Word which I can read and hold dear to my life. Help me read the truth, help me hear the truth, help me speak the truth and most of all, help me live the truth for you everyday. In Jesus Name I pray - Amen!