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The Saddest Thing Jesus Ever Saw -Author unknown
Jesus has seen it all, from beginning to end. Can you imagine all of the things He has seen? He saw Adam in the garden, when he disobeyed God, and had to hide himself. Think about that. But that wasn’t the saddest thing Jesus ever saw! He saw Cain kill Abel… and that wasn’t even the saddest thing He had ever seen. When the floods came and Noah and his family were the only ones to survive and all of the people on earth died, it still wasn't the saddest thing that Jesus saw. When the people with Moses turned away from God and made and worshipped idols and false gods, that wasn't the saddest thing He has ever seen. When Jesus Himself walked the earth and performed miracle after miracle, and His own people would not accept Him, was that the saddest thing He had ever seen? No.
When Jesus learned that His good friend Lazarus had died, it still wasn't the saddest thing He had ever seen. When Jesus came back from praying, and found His disciples asleep, after He had asked them to be watchful, was that the saddest thing? Still no. When Judas kissed Him and betrayed Him, it should have been the saddest thing, but it wasn't. When Jesus was made fun of and beaten and Peter, who claimed to be His favorite, denied knowing Him, that had to be the saddest thing, but it wasn’t. When His own people paraded Him down the street mocking Him and taunting Him, and spitting on Him... this surely had to be the saddest... No not to Jesus, it wasn’t.
When His own people dragged Him to Golgotha and threw Him down and nailed His hands and feet to a cross… and they didn’t just simply do that, but they hammered and hammered as hard as they could while He cried out in pain, while His followers and His disciples looked on, was this the saddest thing Jesus had ever seen? No it was not. Then they hoisted Him up and up, the pain getting greater with every movement of the cross and He looked out and saw His mother weeping on her knees. Yes, this certainly sounds like it could be the saddest thing He ever saw... but again it was not. A soldier thrust a sword into His side, He cried out, “Father! Forgive them! For they know not what they do!” Is this the saddest thing we could ever see? Maybe, but it was not the saddest thing Jesus had ever seen. Jesus looked out from that cross, with it getting harder and harder to breathe, and He saw all mankind, through all the reaches of the earth and through the span of all time. He saw Adam, Abel, Noah. He saw Moses and Peter, and He saw you and me. He saw all of us. All of mankind living in sin, and it still was not the saddest thing He had ever seen.
Then Jesus tried to take another breath and it just wouldn't come in. He tried again, and again and again, but the weight was too much. He cried out to God one more time from the cross. His weight was lifted. And in that weight He took the sins and the burdens of all mankind. Then He saw the people walking away, and He saw the pain and grief in His disciples as they left. But this is still not the saddest thing He has ever seen. Jesus arose three days later and declared victory over the grave and death. And said whosoever believe on Him shall not perish, but shall have everlasting life. He watched as His disciples were put to death for the name of Jesus. He watched as Peter died upside down on a cross. And it still was not the saddest thing He has seen. He watched as Stephen was stoned to death in His Name. And it too was not the saddest thing He had ever seen.
So what is the saddest thing that Jesus has ever seen? Humans. Mankind. Some of us who will read this story and have read stories like this one; who have heard His Gospel; Some whose diseases He has healed, whose infirmities He has taken away, whose sins He has covered; Some who have family members He has saved, family members who have prayed the Word over their souls; Some of us who have seen His miracles and faithfulness in their lives and in the lives of their loved ones. And yet still refuse to believe. Some who in spite of everything that they’ve come to know of Jesus and all that He has done for the salvation of their souls still refuse His love. And not only that, choose to walk away from it instead. That is what just breaks His heart. And that is the saddest thing Jesus has ever seen and continues to see!
My friend, please don't put Jesus on the cross again! Every time you have the opportunity to receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior and deny it, you put Him on the cross. Give yourself to Him. Give your life to Him. You don't have to carry that burden any more. Jesus says to cast your cares upon Him, because He cares for you. Can’t you see that? He died for you. He loves you and time is so short. All you have to do is believe. It really is as simple as that. Salvation is not about clothes. It’s not about who you are, what you’ve done or even where you are. You don’t have to belong to a church. You don’t have to look a certain way. All that matters right now is that you receive the gift of eternal life Jesus has to offer, simply by faith. Please say that you will?
To accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior, pray with me: Father God, in the name of Jesus, I confess my sins before You. Come into my life Lord. I believe that Jesus got on that cross and died for my sins, that He was bruised for my iniquities and I know in my heart that You have raised Him from the dead, that I may have eternal life. Forgive me Lord. I give myself to you now and I thank You for cleaning me and making me new. I thank You for saving me. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
And it shall come to pass that whoever calls on the name of the Lord, shall be saved. – Acts 2:21 NKJV
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