Matthew 27:32-66; Luke 23:26-56
Here we are presented with both Matthew and Luke’s account of the crucifixion. Jesus in placed between two criminals and many mock him as he hangs on the cross. While hanging, Jesus asks God to forgive those who are crucifying him. After his death, Joseph of Arimathea asks for Jesus’s body and places it in a tomb.
In these accounts we see several reactions to the crucifixion and who Jesus is. His followers watched from a distance. The religious leaders and many others mocked him. The one criminal recognized his righteousness. The centurion saw him for who he was. The question for us, today, is how do we see Jesus? How will we respond to the crucifixion?
What is your response to the crucifixion?