There are a lot of things for which we should remember Jesus Christ, but during this Holy Week I believe that we should look into how much our Savior suffered. Jesus endured so many things to free us all from the prison house of sin and death. I believe that more than anything else, the Holy Week should be a time for Christians to ponder upon the greatness of God’s love for us, which is manifested through Jesus’ suffering.
Each of us have different images of Jesus in our minds–from a baby boy in a manger, a healer, a teacher, a preacher, etc. I would say that the truest and purest perspective of Jesus Christ can be found in viewing him as a suffering man. For it is through his suffering that he completed his work, and it is through his suffering that we are saved. It is through his suffering that we are provided with an example that the path to glory is borne out of pain and persecution–that the road to heaven is not flower-strewn.
As we look unto Jesus who is the author and finisher of our faith, we must look at him in his suffering, and let this painful images of him boring the sins of the entire world strengthen our relationship and commitment to our Lord and Savior.
Jen Hatmaker has an amazing post up on her blog about how she feels about the story of Jesus suffering, the post is called A Broken Hallelujah. You should check it out!