The Sacrifice Warning Graphic In Nature
Think of the person you love the most in this world...Your mother, father, spouse, whoever it is that you love the most....
And you are with them in the comfort of your own home enjoying their company....
An angry mob with soldiers surround your house and breaks down the door rushing in destroying everything in their path as they yell angrily...
Shouting madly they take the one you love most of all from your arms as you fight wildly and scream for help to no avail trying to protect your loved one....
He(She) Looks back at you calmly as they callously drag him(her) away saying do not worry, fear nothing, I will be back... I promise you...
They carry the person you love to the center of the street and strip the person bare...
A soldier takes a bull whip and starts slashing the skin off the person's back blood splattering everywhere as the mob throws rocks and bottles at his(her) body cutting and brusing every inch of the flesh...
The mob thrusts a crown made of thorns onto his(her's) head ripping the forehead open... Blaming all of their problems and illnesses on your loved one.. Cursing the day he(she) was born.
You follow as they strap a cross onto his(her) back and force him(her) to march forward to the highest point in your area for all the world to see...
One of your friends tries to help and gives your loved one water to drink, apologizing that they could do no more... Your loved one thanks them and says, 'Do not worry, forgive them for they do not know what they are doing... I will be back. I promise you...'
They take your loved one to the top and throw the cross on the ground.. Laying him(her) on the cross.....
You cannot bare to see what the soldiers are doing but you hear loud striking noises... You then open your eyes and you see the soldiers hammering nails into his(her) body as he(she) screams in pain.
They raise the cross into the ground and place two others next to him(her) as the mobs screams in joy with a loud applause.
One of the persons on the cross mocks your loved one while the other knows his(her) innocence and asks for forgiveness.
You watch as your loved one praises the one who asked for forgiveness.
The clouds begin to darken the sky and thunder roars before the rain comes pouring down..
You look at your loved one and hear him(her) scream, 'Why have you forsaken me? ' And then silence as you realize the one you loved the most died.
A soldier yells at another to make sure he(she) is dead. So the soldier takes a spear and sticks it into the side of your loved one. Water pours from the wound to the ground. The center of the sky opens up and a beautiful light comes down from the sky. For a moment your loved one's body glows ever so beautifully. You begin to cry uncontrollably. You remember his(her) words, ' Do not worry. I will be back.' then you smile with hope. He(she) would never lie to me.
You see the mob disperse as soldiers play games at the base of the cross. Then the soldiers are ordered to bury your loved one in a tomb where no one can enter or leave.
You go home saddened by the events but still having faith in your heart that you will see the loved one again. You feel some guilt because you know he(she) died for you. He(she) died for your transgressions. Sacrificing his(her) life so you would not die also. That is why you were together before the mob came. You were asking forgiveness for your sin that your loved one was going to die for so that you may live.
While reflecting for three days you go to the tomb. To your surprise the door is unsealed. You rush in. There is nothing in the tomb. Your loved one's body is gone.
Startled at first but then you feel joy in your heart, a familiar voice is heard. ' I told you I would return. I told you I loved you and nothing would ever happen to you. I paid the price for your sin and you believed in me. For that you will live forever next to my side.'
Three things to remember, repent, have faith, and have hope.
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