6 And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in thine hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.
-There is a great day approaching when every knee will bow to Jesus and every tongue will confess that He is Lord. Somewhere around that same time, the Jewish nation, God’s covenant people will look on Jesus and truly recognize Him for the first time. Part of that recognition will be seeing the marks of the cross that Jesus carries. What a terrible realization to make, that the man you sentenced to death really was God all along. Surely this meeting could only end with Jesus seeking retribution by destroying the Jews. But notice the Lord’s response in verse 6– “the house of My friends”. Some may argue that Jesus is being ironic or even sarcastic, but that’s not the case. Turning on your God may be an unlovable act, but Jesus died on the cross because God was determined to love the unlovable.