The question for pondering this week comes as a result of studying the crucifixion of Jesus Actually, I borrowed the thought for my question from Johnny Cash, singer and songwriter, who wrote, Were You There When They Crucified My Lord? Feel free to answer his question and whether, “Yes” or “No”, I hope you will take a minute to read the account in each of the gospels: Matthew 27, Mark 15, Luke 23, John 18:28-John 19 and comment on my question, which is,
“Who, at the crucifixion, do you most identify with?”
Would you have been:
The chief priests disbelieving and bent on killing Jesus?
Peter, when put to the test, denying Jesus?
Pilate ignorant of the Truth standing before him, finding Jesus not guilty but wanting to please the crowd, condemns Him to death?
The soldiers abusing Jesus and then just going on about their job as in any other day?
Among the curious crowd not sure of who this is or what might happen, even joining in the mockery?
One of the two thieves hanging beside Jesus, both mocking, but then one realizing Jesus was his only hope so he sought mercy and received it?
One of the women or John at the foot of the cross wondering if all hope was lost, or just in so much pain they couldn’t see the hope that had been promised?
The centurion who saw it all and confessed Jesus is the Son of God?
Or maybe you’re Joseph of Aramithaea who gathers the courage to be identified with Jesus?
“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20