Day 7: Jesus’ Arrest and Trial – Be thankful for what Jesus endured for you

Matthew 26: 57,59; 27: 27-31

57 Those who had arrested Jesus took him to Caiaphas the high priest, where the teachers of the law and the elders had assembled.

59 The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were looking for false evidence against Jesus so that they could put him to death.

27 Then the governor’s soldiers took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole company of soldiers around him. 28 They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, 29 and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on his head. They put a staff in his right hand. Then they knelt in front of him and mocked him. “Hail, king of the Jews!” they said. 30 They spit on him, and took the staff and struck him on the head again and again. 31 After they had mocked him, they took off the robe and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him away to crucify him.

Jesus was God and could have defended himself and saved himself from all of that pain, but he allowed it because of his love for you.

How does this make you feel to remember that Jesus willingly suffered for you?

What do you want to tell Jesus now?

Family Focus:

Finish this sentence as a prayer of thanksgiving for what Jesus suffered and endured for you: “Thank you, Jesus, for…”