We all had those moments.
That frustration of having to make ends meet, the pain of being taken for granted, and that drowning feels of not being loved enough – we all had pains we thought would never make us happy again.
Yeah. They might never go away. They might be there until the day you die. They might even be the cause of your death.
When Jesus’ back was turned into ribbons of flesh, when His head became a cushion for thorns, when He walked that shame of cavalry, and when His hands and feet were attached to a piece of wood by nails, He didn’t dwell on the pain nor did He complain (even if He had every right to). He focused His mind, heart, and soul to what is to happen after for He knew that what He have gone through is necessary and cannot be taken out of the equation. He could have walked away and killed all of the persecutors who did nothing but bring Him agony and false judgement, if only He asked His Father in heaven to.
But He didn’t.
Because the victory after the cavalry is the one He wants to share with us. It is a victory that will outlive His life as a human and will bring glory and praises to Him as a God.
2000 years after, our circumstance on earth hasn’t changed. There is still an endless need albeit the limited resources. There are still murder, adultery, lies, hunger for love, wars, famine, and calamities. But what the victory brought us is this:
Earth is not the end point. Heaven is.
“..that whoever believes in Jesus shall not perish but have eternal life.”