It’s Friday, but it’s not like any other day. The atmosphere is different. The enjoyment of Passover is replaced with the many accusations of blasphemy. You look up, and you see two men standing trial. One a murder and one a miracle maker. One destroys life, and another restores it.
The people chant “Barabbas! Barabbas!” You hear the sound of chains falling, but it’s not from the giver of all life. The crowd cheers as the criminal is set free. Their chants continue but, in a different rhythm. They start to proclaim their hate by shouting, “Crucify him! Crucify him!”
You leave with the crowd and walk up the hill called Golgotha. You hear him breathing heavily as he was carrying his cross through the steep terrain. As he gets to the destination, you see him placed on the top of the wooden structure. You hear the clank of nails as they were driven into his wrists along with screams that identify his agonizing pain. He is raised up for all to behold, and you see him. As you stare into his fatigued eyes, one word comes to mind: Broken.
Is this is it? Are the miracles finished? No, they are not. I know that when we think of the word “broken,” we think of something that is not able to perform the function it is designed to do. However, the brokenness that Jesus experienced was only the beginning of his greatest miracle.
This series for this Easter weekend is titled Complete. The scripture states “And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power: (Colossians 2:10 KJV)”, and our goal is to grow closer to Jesus to find that state of fulfillment in him. Each day we will discuss how the crucifixion, the burial, and the resurrection parallels with the process of becoming complete in him.
As Christians, we must become broken as Jesus was. No, we do not need to take the nails or anything else because he did it for us. Instead, we must get in that spiritual state where we humble ourselves and admit that we need him. Just like he was willing to lay down his life for ours, we must place our intentions, desires, and talents before him. We must become broken by having a humble attitude as he did.
As we go through the process of becoming complete in him together, let us begin by humbling ourselves to him so that he can help us grow. Let’s become open to him. In your prayer time today, lay out your plans and wants before him so that you can become broken as he was.