And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on me, the one they have pierced … Zachariah 12:10
Hymn writers have given us the mental image of Jesus hanging on a cross on a hill far away. In fact, the location for executions was just outside the city gate, beside the main road leading into Jerusalem. Those unlucky enough to be crucified were only raised two to eighteen inches above the ground. That meant all the dignity, modesty and purity of Jesus’ physical person was stripped away. He, like the others being crucified, was left to die groaning in agony in scorching heat, virtually at eye level with those who passed by on their way to and from the city.
In their rush to get to the temple area in time to purchase a lamb for sacrifice, did the Passover pilgrims even notice the Lamb that God was sacrificing for their sin? As Jesus poured out His life, yet most people must have passed by without a glance.
Have you noticed what He has done for you this week? In a small way, are you pouring out your life for those who don’t notice? Jesus understands.