Their shouts of anger have become our prayer for pardon! The irony of what they said…
“When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but [that] rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed [his] hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye [to it]. Then answered all the people, and said, His blood [be] on us, and on our children.” (Matthew 27:24-25)
They said it with hearts full of anger. Wanting only to be finished with this Jesus. “Who cares, Pilot! The blood won’t be on you. Let it be on us and on our children! Just crucify Him!”
We say it with hearts emptied in repentance. “We have failed you, Jesus. We are sinners. We need your forgiveness. Let your blood cover me and my children!”
Good Friday. Is His blood on you?
“…and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.” (1 John 1:7)