“Come to me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” – Matthew 11:28
On the night before Jesus was crucified, He was taken to the house of Caiaphas. Here He was placed in a dark pit of condemnation. While there is no biblical account that explains in detail what Jesus experienced that night, we do know from history that there is a good possibility He was beaten in that dungeon and most likely spent His final night alone.
He was likely located in the deepest, darkest part of Caiaphas’s house. What do we know about this pit of condemnation? Well, it was a solitary place. After being lowered down into the pit through a small hole in the top, Jesus would have been physically confined. After being spat in the face, beaten, and slapped, Jesus would have been isolated in the pit.
He would have been sitting alone in the darkness, waiting for the night to pass in a dirty, damp, dungeon. Psalm 88 gives us a description of what Jesus felt that night as He cried out to His father. It is fascinating that the psalmist penned these words roughly 1,000 years before Christ was even born, and yet, God reveals to him what Jesus would endure for us in that moment. I would encourage you to read Psalm 88 in your time with the Lord today.
But for now, I want to ask you this question: Have you ever found yourself in a deep, dark pit? Perhaps you’re in a solitary place in your own pit of condemnation these days. May I tell you something? You have a Savior who sympathizes and empathizes with you today. He’s been where you are at, and do you know what He said? “Come to me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
You can find rest in Jesus, today! You do not have to live in darkness, because He already overcame the darkness so that you may shine in His light. Do not allow yourself to fall into the dark pit of condemnation. Jesus is the way out, and He wants to lead you out, today!