Upon reflection Jesus did a lot with what he was given. He healed the sick and raised the dead, pursued people and embraced them with love and kindness.
The hands he used were the hands that also bled for us.
His minstry was purely to love people amd teach then to love themselves, and always see the value God placed on them. The really interesting thing is that the religious people at the time, refused to believe that God would ever see such worth with sinful people.
Yet they completely missed the point, all have sinned and and we are all sinners. If Jesus never sat with the outcast of society, hope would’ve been void in people who felt their brokenness.
Both of Jesus hands were functional before his crucifixion, their’s nothing he wouldn’t do to rescue someone in need. Hope was always on his mind and despite a moment, were he cared enough to ask his father ‘is this really your will’ Jesus knew that the same hands that healed, would be the hands that would be broken.
That’s such a difficult thought to process, like how could someone perform miracles, hangout with sinners and challenge the religious laws of the roman empire. Do all that good and also realise, soon these hands will bleed, soon I will be broken.
And he still did what he had to do.
The bible is pretty descriptive in what Jesus went through, two hands, two nails and two holes. Their was more to his punishment, but I think the holes in his hands is an interesting thing.
Because in the bible it talks about Jesus carrying us, when we can’t carry ourselves. Now granted after Jesus conquered the grave he also conquered our sin and made a way for us to have a personal relationship with God.
But it’s really encouraging to know that even after all that misery of being beaten, bloodied and broken. Jesus is still willing to suffer with us, when we doubt ourselves, when we have a bad day, his love is unconstitutional.
31 When the soldiers had finished making fun of Jesus, they took off the robe. They put his own clothes back on him and led him off to be nailed to a cross. 32 On the way they met a man named Simon who was from Cyrene, and they forced him to carry Jesus’ cross. 33 They came to a place named Golgotha, which means “Place of a Skull.” There they gave Jesus some wine mixed with a drug to ease the pain. But when Jesus tasted what it was, he refused to drink it. 34 The soldiers nailed Jesus to a cross and gambled to see who would get his clothes. 35 Then they sat down to guard him. 36 Above his head they put a sign that told why he was nailed there. It read, “This is Jesus, the King of the Jews.”
Matthew 27:31-36 CEV
Much love, Shaun