Jesus has seen it
all, from beginning to end. Can you imagine all of the things He has
seen. He saw Adam in the garden, when he disobeyed God, and had to
hide himself. But was that the saddest thing Jesus ever saw? No...
Jesus saw Cain kill
Abel, and it was not the saddest thing He had ever seen. When the
floods came and Noah and his family were the only ones to survive, and
all of the people on earth died, it still wasn't the saddest thing
that Jesus saw. When the people with Moses, turned away from God and
made and worshipped idols and false gods, that wasn't the saddest
thing He has ever seen.
When Jesus Himself
walked the earth and performed miracle after miracle, and His own
people would not accept Him. Was that the saddest thing He had ever
seen? No...When Jesus learned that His good friend Lazarus had died,
it still wasn't the saddest thing He had ever seen. When Jesus Came
back from praying,and found His disciples asleep, was that the saddest
When Judas kissed Him
and betrayed Him, it should have been the saddest thing, but it
wasn't. When He was made fun of and beaten and Peter, His favorite,
denied knowing Him, now that has to be the saddest... but it's not.
When His own people paraded Him down the street mocking Him and
taunting Him, and spitting on Him...this surely is the saddest...No
When His own people
dragged Him to Golgotha and threw Him down and nailed His hands and
feet to a cross, not just simply did it, but they hammered and
hammered as hard as they could while He cried out in pain. While His
people and His disciples looked on. Was this the saddest thing Jesus
had ever seen? No it was not. They hoisted Him up and up, the pain
getting greater with every movement of the cross. He looked out and
saw His mother weeping on her knees. Yes this should be the saddest
thing He ever saw... but again it was not.
A soldier thrust a
sword into His side, He cried out again, Father! forgive them! Father!
forgive them for they no not what they do! Is this the saddest thing
you've ever seen. Maybe, but it was not the saddest thing Jesus had
ever seen. Jesus looked out from that cross, with it getting harder
and harder to breathe, and He saw all mankind, through all the reaches
of the earth and through the span of all time.
He saw Adam, Abel,
Noah. He saw Moses and Peter, and He saw you and me. He saw all of
mankind living in their sin, and it still was not the saddest thing He
had ever seen. He tried to take another breath and it just wouldn't
come in. He tried again, and again and again, but the weight was too
much. He cried out to God one more time from the cross...His weight
was lifted. And with Him He took the weight and the burdens of all
mankind. He saw the people walking away, and He saw the pain and grief
in His disciples as they left. But this is still not the saddest thing
He has ever seen.
He arose three days
later and declared victory over the grave and death. And said
whosoever believe on Him shall not perish but, shall have everlasting
life. He watched as His disciples were put to death for the name of
Jesus. He watched as Peter died upside down on a cross. And it still
was not the saddest thing He has seen. He watched as Steven was stoned
to death for the Name of Jesus. And it too was not the saddest thing
He had ever seen.
The saddest thing
that Jesus has ever seen is to watch people read this story, know who
He is, know all that Jesus has done for the salvation of their souls,
and their families, the healings, the pain and anguish of the
disciples, the promises of God...And walk away...That just broke His
heart! Yes, that is the saddest thing Jesus has ever seen.
People don't put Him
on the cross again. Give yourselves to Him, you don't have to carry
that weight any more, give it to Him, time is so short. Don't be lost
in a world without Jesus.
"For God so
loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever
believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto
the Father, but by me." John 14:6