Did you ever wish you could have been there at Jesus’ passion? Imagine what it would be like
• to hear the crowds shout “Hosanna!” as Jesus rode into Jerusalem;
• to smell and taste the feast at the Passover;
• to see Jesus carrying His cross to Golgotha;
• to touch the nail-wounds in Jesus’ hands when He rose from the dead.
We cannot do that, but the men and women who were eyewitnesses of these events have left their testimony in the pages of the Gospels. John tells us, “These are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in His Name” (John 20:31).
But there were silent witnesses, too—objects, animals and places that played a part during key moments of Jesus’ suffering, death, and resurrection. We find them in the pages of the Gospels as well. Though they cannot speak, they can show us something of His love and mercy toward us. During the next few weeks, let’s listen to what they can tell us.