Who or What Put and Kept Jesus on the Cross

It is Good Friday the day we remember that Jesus died for us on the cross. The day we remember that through his death, we receive forgiveness from God and eternal life. The day we remember his suffering, his torture, and his terrible death on the cross.

One question I ask my bible study students is- Who or what put Jesus on the cross?

We talk through the possibilities. Was it the Jewish religious leaders who conspired against him? No!!! They conspired but even on the night Jesus was arrested he demonstrated his power by knocking a detachment of soldiers on their butts with 3 little words- I Am He. You can read about it in John 18.

Was it the Roman soldiers? No!!! Again Jesus could have stopped it with one thought or word because he has all power.

Was it our sins that put him on the cross? No, he died for our sins, but he had no obligation to do so.

The answer to the question comes from what Jesus said John 15:

“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends”

It was his love for us that caused him to let the soldiers arrest him and nail him to the cross. It was his love for us that kept him on the cross when he could have easily ended it with one word. It was his love for us that motivated Jesus to endure all of his suffering.

So as we remember Jesus dying on the cross, let’s also remember he was saying to us- I LOVE YOU.

A blogger I follow, innerdialects.home.blog, has a daughter who is a gifted musician and singer. She shared this wonderful video that I think is so appropriate as we remember Good Friday and celebrate Easter.

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

20 thoughts on “Who or What Put and Kept Jesus on the Cross

  1. Yes, His love indeed. I almost used this song on my post today.—> Love was stronger. I went a bit of a different root… er route, instead. But I really want to squeeze this song in somewhere. πŸ˜€ So you get to have it on your page. πŸ˜ƒ Yaaaaayy.

  2. Amen. It was love for humanity that put our Lord Jeaus Christ on the cross. Thank you for this blessed reminder. Enjoy your weekend.
    It was nice hearing yours and the others voices. I am not so good with technology so I could not participate. I can see that you miss teaching and the interaction with your students.

  3. The Gospel reminds us over and over of God’s love. If we should ever doubt, just fix our eyes on the Cross. The song was a perfect complement to this post. God’s peace!

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