Ultimate Sacrifice: Holy Week series
This is the week we celebrate as Holy Week. This week we review the seven last sayings of Jesus on the cross of His crucifixion. "Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do." This is our first statement and it's impact reflects the selfishness that Christ demonstrated for us. He makes no request in the midst of His pain to ask for mercy but rather makes this dynamic request for forgiveness. He asks God to forgive us born, unborn and future born, for we know not what we do. Is His ultimate sacrifice not worthy of our respect and consideration? What do we owe for our self-inflected nonsense? Prepare your hearts and your minds for the reason we celebrate this season.
Luke 23:34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.
The LORD, Thy Redeemer (Isaiah 60:16), we know that we are not worthy of the sacrifice made, but we say thank You for the grace and mercy. For the kindness of Your Son, who on a wooden cross carried our sins and we praise you for the sacrifice. We declare and decree blessings for the faithfulness of those who gather at the foot of the cross, so that the witness of the great sacrifice will not be forgotten and the lost will find the way of Jesus through the cross. For the sake of the Kingdom we pray, with an anointing in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, Amen.