WDJD (9)

Sometimes we feel that we cannot forgive people who have hurt us. When Jesus was on the cross, He gave us a wonderful example of forgiveness.
Before Jesus was put on a cross, people did terrible things to Him. They hit Him, spit on Him, mocked Him, and put a crown of thorns on His head. If people did those things to you, how would you feel? What would you do?
Our Bible Reading today tells us what Jesus did. He didn’t shout at the people or ask God to destroy them. Jesus didn’t say bad things about the people or try to hit them back. Jesus forgave! Verse 34 says, “Jesus said, ‘Father, forgive them. They don’t know what they are doing.’”
Jesus was in terrible pain. He was ready to die. But Jesus still forgave the people who were hurting Him. Maybe someone will lie about you today or say bad things to you. Will you get mad and say bad things back to them? Or will you be like Jesus and forgive?