The Cry from the Cross and Its Answer
Pastor Jim Balzano April 12, 2020
Jesus cried out from the cross: "Father, forgive them for they do not know what they're doing." The cry from the cross was for the Father to forgive them. Who is them? Religious leaders condemned Him, Roman soldiers crucified Him, and disciples deserted Him. And the sins of the world put Him on that cross including our own. His cry for forgiveness came with the corresponding action of death that paid for the forgiveness He prayed for. And the resurrection was the Father saying: I've approved of You as high priest, accepted Your blood as payment for sin and...I have forgiven. And now the cry of the believer is: I am forgiven!