If your house were on fire, would you call 911? Of course, you would! If you saw a prowler in your back yard, would you call the police? Of course! If someone in your family were seriously hurt and needed help, would you call for an ambulance? Definitely! We would all call for help if we needed it.
When the multitude came to the Garden of Gethsemane to take Jesus to be crucified, one of those who were with Jesus (Peter) took out his sword and struck one of the high priest’s servants, cutting off his ear. Jesus then told him, “Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword. Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels” (Matthew 26:52-53)?
Jesus could have, figuratively speaking, called 911. My savior had the opportunity to call for help but chose not to. Instead, he chose to give his life for me. Rather than save his own life, he chose to lay down his life to save me, to give me eternal life!
Today, I am thankful Jesus chose to go to the cross for me!