Friday, April 3, 2009
The days leading up to Christ's laying down his body on a splintery cross was full of foreshadowing. He is saying a lot and his words are very telling, but no one is listening.
Have you ever had a check inside you, like a warning? But you discounted it because you did not want to believe it, or else thought your mind was misfiring?
I'm sure that is how the disciples felt when they saw their leader strung up like a sacrificial lamb and their group scattered into hiding. Suddenly the last words that were said from their Lord must have gone off like a giant church bell in their souls.
In the coming days, Words to Go will open up Christ's final days and hours for discussion. While Joseph Bentz's books and a book of the reader's choice will be given away for Saturday's give, next week will will be very spare, a week set aside for the practice of introspection and meditation, things that lead to a renewed heart that is full of gratitude.
If you have a favorite "last hour" story, please put it up as I'm making a list and don't want to leave out something.
"He said to them, 'My cup you shall drink; but to sit on My right and on My left, this is not Mine to give, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared by My Father.'" Matt. 20:23
Coming after Easter Week, "The Simple Life" with some of today's best selling authors.