Col. George W. Goethals was building the Panama
Many criticised him, saying he would never complete
the job.
But George kept quiet & didn't say anything.

One day, one of his workers asked, "Aren't you going
to answer those critics?"

George said, "Yes."

The worker asked, "When?"

George said, "When we're finished with the canal!"

Luke 23:35-37
35 And the people stood beholding.
And the rulers also with them derided him, saying,
He saved others; let him save himself, if he be Christ,
the chosen of God.
36 And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him,
and offering him vinegar,
37 And saying, If thou be the king of the Jews, save thyself.

LIGHT from the WORD.

Many were and many are the critics of Jesus.
Yet, He COMPLETED His work!
The completion included dying on the cross, and being
laid in a tomb.
But the FINISH was rising from the grave and ascending to
the right hand of God!

The critics of Jesus then did not know that if He actually came
down from the cross, they would have NO means of SALVATION!

The critics of Jesus now have no realization that He is
the ONLY person by Whom they can be saved! (See John 14:6
and Lk. 9:23 and Acts 4:12)

Yes! Jesus could certainly have come down from that cross!
He had both the power and authority to do so.
But His PURPOSE was to give His life "a ransom for many"
(See Matt. 20:28 and Mark 10:45)

This shows just how far God will go to redeem sinful mankind!!
The Creator was crucified by crass, deniers!
Yet, He STILL offered forgiveness!!
Jesus KNEW He must die, and His blood become the
propitiation for our sins!
Jesus KNEW His life must become the expiation for man's
depraved condition!

And, He was STILL OFFERING forgiveness!!

Jesus STILL offers forgiveness and salvation TODAY!
"But as many as received him, to them gave he power to
become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:"

Ain't God GOOD?!?!

Love ya!
Bro. Bruce