Category Archives: Passion Week
Saturday early afternoon; Resurrection Sunday is hours away.
How special will it be this year? Sunrise service. Breakfast. Sunday School. Music and preaching. Lunch. Family. Friends. Relaxing. What else?
What does HE want for us?
Just some pondering(s) in a quiet house as I wait.
John 20:11 But Mary stood outside by the tomb weeping, and as she wept she stooped down and looked into the tomb. 12 And she saw two angels in white sitting, one at the head and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. 13 Then they said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid Him.” 14 Now when she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, and did not know that it was Jesus. 15 Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?” She, supposing Him to be the gardener, said to Him, “Sir, if You have carried Him away, tell me where You have laid Him, and I will take Him away.” 16 Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to Him, “Rabboni!” (which is to say, Teacher). 17 Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to Me, for I have not yet ascended to My Father; but go to My brethren and say to them, ‘I am ascending to My Father and your Father, and to My God and your God.’” 18 Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that He had spoken these things to her. source
UNTIL THEN ~ ~ ~ KATHIE
THE BLOOD OF JESUS IS ENOUGH
No sin goes unpunished.
Either we bear it or JESUS does for us;
and we get to choose who does the bearing.
If Sunday had not followed Friday it would indeed have been the darkest of days!
But Sunday came!
He’s Alive, He’s Alive Sunday!
The question to answer.
Luke 9:20 (TLV) 20 Then He said to them, “But who do you that say I am?” Then Peter answered and said, “The Messiah of God.” source
Salt and Light,
Psalm 118: 19 Open to me the gates of righteousness; I will go through them, And I will praise the Lord.
20 This is the gate of the Lord, Through which the righteous shall enter.
21 I will praise You, For You have answered me, And have become my salvation.
22 The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief cornerstone.
23 This was the Lord’s doing; It is marvelous in our eyes.
24 This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it. source
And Come Friday we will be observing a memorial day for remembering: The Willing Servant, The Willing Sacrifice bound to the Altar.
27 God is the Lord, And He has given us light; Bind the sacrifice with cords to the horns of the altar. 28 You are my God, and I will praise You; You are my God, I will exalt You. 29 Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever. source
If you will, read this passage.
Read it from the frame of Yeshua, a young Jewish man, (yes, the young God Man) reading the scroll of Isaiah and seeing Himself.
4“The Lord God has given Me
The tongue of the learned,
That I should know how to speak
A word in season to him who is weary.
He awakens Me morning by morning,
He awakens My ear
To hear as the learned.
5 The Lord God has opened My ear;
And I was not rebellious,
Nor did I turn away.
6 I gave My back to those who struck Me,
And My cheeks to those who plucked out the beard;
I did not hide My face from shame and spitting.
7 “For the Lord God will help Me;
Therefore I will not be disgraced;
Therefore I have set My face like a flint,
And I know that I will not be ashamed.
8 He is near who justifies Me;
Who will contend with Me?
Let us stand together.
Who is My adversary?
Let him come near Me.
9 Surely the Lord God will help Me;
Who is he who will condemn Me?
Indeed they will all grow old like a garment;
The moth will eat them up.
How much humility would it take to read those words and know that you know that you know that it is you; that you are the One the GOD of the TEXT is describing and identifying?
Now read again verses 4 and 5 and see yourself hidden in Christ and speaking those words over yourself instead of the many negative, harmful self-deprecating things we say to ourselves. Yes, it slapped me tenderly in a much-needed way this lovely Saturday morning – one day before Palm Sunday. There’s much to take in . . .