Daily Devotional

13 January 

1 “Then Pilate took Jesus and flogged him. 2 And the soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on his head and arrayed him in a purple robe.” (John 19:1-2, ESV)

No angelic shield protected his back from the whip. No holy helmet shielded his forehead from the thorny crown. God crawled deep into the mire of humanity, plunged into the darkest cave of death, and emerged – alive! “The Passion of the Christ” paints an ugly picture of what might have happened. But only the true believer in Christ realizes the power Jesus’ actions upon his life.

Prayer: Lord, by your actions I am saved from my sins. Let my life be lived in gratitude.


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