Luke 23:34

I am always drawn to what the Saviour said while he was nailed to the cross in

Luke 23:34,
“Father forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”
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This was His first cry in the midst of severe pain and torture as He hung on the cross. If we were in His shoes, we would have said, “Lord there must be justice, punish them!”

What He Did

Jesus met hatred with love. One of the thieves heard this plea of love for people who did not deserve it. This must have melted his hardened heart and he called out to Jesus and asked for mercy. He knew that his only hope was the Lord of Mercy. The thief cried out to the Lord:

Luke 23:42
“Remember me when You come into Your Kingdom.”


This cry from the heart was heard and Jesus answered:

Luke 23:43
“Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.” 
This shows the unconditional love that Jesus has for us.

Luke 6:37b
“…forgive and you will be forgiven.”

Conviction Comes With Action

The power of repentance and forgiveness brings deep healing to the soul. It gives insight into God’s unconditional love and brings us into the inner sanctuary.

I remember the Lord spoke deeply to me to put it into action, not just words. I argued that I did no wrong. I did not get any answer but one day after church, I went straight to this person, hugged the person and cried. I simply said, “Please forgive me, I care for you.” And there was deep healing for both of us.
At the cross, the soldiers put Jesus to death. They were not concerned about His suffering. Yet Jesus interceded for them. So this is our cry, and deep Intercession for people who may have hurt us, for our nation’s repentance and for the church.

Let us be a channel of peace and call out to God, and choose to forgive those who have hurt us and pray as we are coming to the close of age before Jesus returns.

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