Wednesday, April 4, 2007

No Pain No Gain

They offered him wine mixed with myrrh, but he did not take it. And they crucified him... Mark 15:23,24a

Jesus was offered a drink that could have eased his pain on the cross, but he refused it. The mixed drink was proababy given to him by one of his friends and it would have refreshed his spirits, and taken away some of his misery on the cross, but Jesus said, " no." He chose to meet death and suffering to their fullest degree.

What in the world would drive Jesus to take on such physical pain? His love for you. The amount of pain he chose to endure on the cross is a good picture of the amount of love he has lavished out for you and the people of this world.