“What shall I do, then, with Jesus who is called the Messiah?” Pilate asked.
They all answered, “Crucify him!”
“Why? What crime has he committed?” asked Pilate.
But they shouted all the louder, “Crucify him!”
When Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but that instead an uproar was starting, he took water and washed his hands in front of the crowd. “I am innocent of this man’s blood,” he said. “It is your responsibility!”
All the people answered, “His blood is on us and on our children!” (Matthew 27:22-25)
Little did the people know that their words spoken in anger and pride were exactly what God in His sovereignty had already ordained. God spoke to Moses at the institution of the Passover as He called His people out of Egypt saying, “The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are, and when I see the blood, I will pass over you.” (Exodus 12:13)
‘God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.‘ (2 Cor 5:21)
Yes, dear Lord, let Christ’s blood be upon us and our children! Forgive us our sin and adopt us through Jesus Christ to be holy and blameless in your sight for the praise of your glorious grace. (Eph 1)