Our thoughts turn to Easter ”“ a day of remembrance for all our Savior sacrificed so we might live. Sometimes we can let the significance of this day slip through our hands because of familiarity or even the busyness which comes with the day.
In slowing down a bit and letting the Scriptures settle on my soul, the events that occurred at the Cross fell a bit differently.
As Jesus was on the Cross, Luke tells us the people stood by and watched as His garments were divided up by the soldiers. The crowd was indifferent to what was taking place.
They listened as the soldiers mocked Him and hurled their insults, the two criminals on either side also witnessed it all.
It is in the gospel of Mark that we are told, “Those who were crucified with Him were also insulting Him” (Mark 15:32, NASB). This fell new on me as it was noted in the commentary of my Bible (The Scofield Study System, page 1450).
One criminal had a change of heart. He realized they were both charged justly and rightly for their crimes. He noted, “But this man has done nothing wrong” (Luke 23:41, NASB).
What caused his change of heart?
Join me today at Woman to Woman Ministries HERE as we look at the thief on the Cross and his change of heart. We may even see ourselves in this familiar scene.