Jesus spoke his final words for you.
I have some relatives overseas. Some of those relatives are elderly. When we say our goodbyes, I know I might never see them again. Our final words can mean a lot.
Jesus said some last words as he was dying on the cross and this prayer was part of that:
“Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they do.”
Because he died for the sins of the world, Jesus wasn’t only thinking of the people who physically crucified him. He was thinking of a lost and broken world.
He wasn’t thinking of himself… he was thinking of you.
Jesus understands how hard it is for you. He understands your mistakes.
Sometimes we doubt God. Sometimes we question whether he even thinks about us. At those times, remember Christ’s words at the cross. Those final words were important. Those words spoke forgiveness for everyone who believes. Those final words were meant for you.
Article supplied with thanks to Dr Eliezer Gonzalez.