The Slap That Echoes Through The Ages

Monday morning I saw the news and at school I commented to people, “I read that an actor whose movies I don’t watch slapped a comedian who I also don’t watch on an awards show I never watch.” My post is not about that slap which in the grand scheme of things is inconsequential.

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There was a slap about 2,000 years ago that that echoes through time. It is a slap that is part of the drama of the Passion Week when Jesus allowed people to arrest, torture and crucify him. We can read about it in John 18.

“I have spoken openly to the world,” Jesus replied. “I always taught in synagogues or at the temple, where all the Jews come together. I said nothing in secret.  Why question me? Ask those who heard me. Surely they know what I said.”

 When Jesus said this, one of the officials nearby slapped him in the face. “Is this the way you answer the high priest?” he demanded.

 “If I said something wrong,” Jesus replied, “testify as to what is wrong. But if I spoke the truth, why did you strike me?” 

Jesus was unjustly arrested and in the midst of a farce of a trial. When he was slapped, he did not back down. He called on the person to give the reason. Throughout the whole ordeal of his arrest, torture and crucifixion Jesus spoke the truth. He endured all of it because of his great love for us.

This is the slap that has echoed through the ages.

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

27 thoughts on “The Slap That Echoes Through The Ages

  1. 😯. One of my upcoming blog is titled The Ultimate Slap starting off my message is not about the slap witnessed on TV but how we slap Jesus every time we sin. #likemindintheLord. Thanks for sharing an informative message.

  2. I saw a news clip with “the slap” and my first thought, this is nothing compared to what our Lord endured for us. I don’t care for the so called comedian, but he was making fun of the other guy’s wife’s condition which she had just told people about, but then the language from the slapper was do inappropriate, I won’t address it. The whole thing has caused people to talk about this, so maybe some good will come out of it. However, I still don’t watch the awards shows, just seems to juvenile in nature and there’s enough of that going around nowadays.

  3. I have truly enjoyed this post, as well as the comments. This goes to show that the true body of believers is not invested in the world. Our focus is on our Lord and Savior. God bless my brothers and sisters in the Lord.

  4. This reminded me of what is written in 1 Peter 2:20-22:

    If you are punished for doing wrong, there is no reason to praise you for bearing punishment. But if you suffer for doing good, and you are patient, then that pleases God. That is what you were called to do. Christ suffered for you. He gave you an example to follow. So you should do as he did.

    “He did no sin.
    He never lied.” Isaiah 53:9 (ICB)

  5. Indeed this is the slap that echoes through the ages. This is wonderful. I heard something about the actor and comedian slaps but I did not waste my time to investigate or read. I am sure they staged it to get even more attention and followers 🙄

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