The Give-Up Season series
This week we celebrate Holy Week. This week we review the seven last sayings of Jesus on the cross. Our first statement, "Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do." Its impact reflects the selfishness that Christ demonstrated for us. He does not request during 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-inflicted nonsense? Prepare your hearts and your minds for the reason we celebrate this season.
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, 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. Now, for the Kingdom and the Glory of God, we petition, with anointing in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord, and Savior, Amen.