Wednesday, November 12, 2008


November 12, 2008

Matthew 27:35 KJV
35 And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots.

Crucifixion was a brutal process. They put a nail through the feet, both at the same time. Then the took and put nails through the palms of the hands. Because of the positioning of the body, one could not breathe unless they pushed themselves up with the feet causing immense pain. They would stay up as long as they could stand it so that they could breathe. Then they would let themselves fall down until they had to breathe again. This process would go on for hours, a long drawn out pain that would stand to stop any that would defy Rome.

I want to take a second to look at the hands that had been pierced.

Were these the hands that in the beginning of time, formed the world and all the people in it?
Were these the hands that molded Adam and Eve and started the human race?
Were these the hands that had written the 10 commandments into stone for Moses to give to the people?
Were these the hands that Daniel interpreted the writing on the wall?

Were these the hands that a mother watched at play, not knowing what her son would grow up to be?
Were these the hands that fed a multitude of people fish and bread when the people had nothing to eat?
Were these the hands that welcomed children to come to him as he explained child like faith to the people?
Were these the hands that scratched out something in the sand, something that made a bunch of people walk away when they wanted to stone a woman?

Were these the hands that gave his followers bread and wine to eat, and that we are to do in remembrance of Him?
Were these the hands in prayer, asking that God's will, not His be done?

Read through the Bible in historical order
Luke 23:1-56, John 18:1-19:42

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