Last night Jeff and I watched the movie The Passion of the Christ. Although this movie is quite graphic and difficult to watch, I make myself because it reminds me in a very real way all that Jesus endured to not only pay the price for my sin but the sins of everyone in the world. I like to, need to, watch because it brings me back to the very strong reality that the mocking, beating, scourging and His final death on the cross was barbaric, brutal, inhumane and horrifically painful. It was not pretty. It was not a basic and simple execution. It was bloody and violent.
But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins.
He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed.
Why? Why would I want to watch this?