They trumped up charges against You; they were that afraid of You and Your message. You did nothing wrong.
They nailed you on a cross—a fate reserved for the vilest criminal. But You asked God to forgive them.
You became sin for us all, especially me. We all deserve to die and receive punishment for what we have done. Yet, you took our place, even mine.
Your followers watched as You agonized. They felt intense sadness as they heard You crying out; they smelled death the whole time.
But this was God's plan for You. One you wrestled with in Gethsemane and finally yielded to because of Your great love for Your children.
I find I appreciate You more as I walk closer to You. Thank You for accepting God's plan.Amen