I love watching cringe videos. I don’t know if I am a terrible person, but to me, there is nothing funnier than awkward moments happening to innocent people.
One recent video that I saw that made me laugh, a flat-earther started yelling at a NASA employee in a coffee shop. It was amazing watching this crazy guy accusing the person from lying to the public.
Oh man, it was hilarious.
Because I am the type of person, one of my favorite stories in the Bible is in the book of Matthew.
When Jesus is facing death and Pilate decides to allow the crowd to pardon Jesus. So Pilate brings a known criminal to the crowd with Jesus. Naturally, they will come to their senses and request Jesus to be released.
Pilate asks, “Who should I release?”
Pilate retorts, “Okay are you sure?”
Crowd: “Yes we want the criminal.”
Pilate: “Fine, but I am not responsible for this man’s death.”
And this is my favorite part; the crowd say’s “His blood is on all our children and us” (Matthew 27:26)
When they yell this at Pilate, I can imagine people going, “Really?! You want this nasty man back on the streets.” I can sense their stomach being a little knotted, and teeth a little clinched.
And the amusing thing is that I can image God the Father sitting in heaven, with his palm on his forehead saying “Really?! These people have no clue about my laws because they are asking for the exact thing that will save them and their children.”
Leviticus 17:11 speaks about the importance of a life used as an atonement.
“For the life of a creature is in the blood, and I have given it to you to make atonement for yourselves on the altar; it is the blood that makes atonement for one’s life.”
What a wonderfully cringe-worthy experience that became the salvation of the world.
With Easter season around the corner, let us be thankful for naive requests from the people that should have know better.