The only way to the empty tomb is through the cross. There were disciples who followed him for years, they gave up everything, left their families to follow Christ. But when it came time for his crucifixion only John could be found standing at the foot the cross. We all have 20/20 hindsight today. Where would you have been if you lived during that time? In all honesty I don’t know where I would have been. And if I am real honest, probably hiding.

I see the scourges tear His back,
I see the piercing crown,
And of that crowd who smite and mock,
I feel that I am one.

‘Twas I that shed the sacred blood,
I nailed Him to the tree,
I crucified the Christ of God,
I joined the mockery.

Yet not the less that blood avails,
To cleanse away my sin;
And not the less that cross prevails
To give me peace within.

(Horatius Bonar)

For it was I who nailed him to the cross, it was I who made him die. But in return I was saved.

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7 Responses to ‘Twas I That Nailed Him to the Tree

  1. Shawna says:

    So true, Lori. So true.

    I love the new Spring look! Have a great Thursday!

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  2. Susanne says:

    I’ve asked myself this before. Powerful last sentences.

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  3. Marsha says:

    Lori, I’ve been sitting here meditating on this and I’m reduced to tears because I’m so ashamed. I, too, probably would have been hiding, looking over my shoulder.

    Power in these words.

  4. Mary Lou says:

    You are so right. I nailed Him to the Cross too. He paid it ALL. More than likely I would have been hiding right there with you. You would not have been alone. The older I become the more I realize how weak I am and He truly is my strength. There is so much power in what you wrote. Blessings on your week end…

  5. DeeDee says:

    So true…
    Certainly gives us something to think about. What would I have done?
    Hope you have a wonderful Easter Celebration!

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  6. Vera says:

    Oh, I have SO been thinking these same thoughts this week. I have played so many shameful parts in my life… I have denied Him, I have fallen asleep instead of praying, I have spat on him and mocked Him by my actions…I don’t know what I really would have done, but I know what I would have WANTED to do in hindsight – it’s my goal to live my life in THAT way every day going forward. I continue to stumble, but I CAN do things today that I could not do yesterday (thank you for this comment – it was brilliant!)

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  7. eph2810 says:

    I am not sure where I would have been either on Good Friday. Would I have denied Him like Peter did? Or would I stand next to Mary and John? I don’t know…I am very thankful that He did make the way up to Calvary so that I have life everlasting.

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