Monday, March 15, 2010

Mark 10:32-34 Jesus shares His greatest burden with His disciples and friends.

"And they were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was walking ahead of them. And they were amazed, and those who followed were afraid. And taking the twelve again, he began to tell them what was to happen to him, saying, “See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn him to death and deliver him over to the Gentiles. And they will mock him and spit on him, and flog him and kill him. And after three days he will rise.”"

The Lord knew He was born to suffer this death of crucifixion. How heavy His heart must have been. And little comfort from even His disciples and friends. Only the Father would be able to comfort His Son, although it was the Father who gave His Son; who charged Jesus to allow Himself to be mocked, spit upon, flogged, and nailed to a Cross.

I pray we shall all be blessed this Lent, and Easter season so that our faith and love grow even stronger and deeper, as we seek Christ, and trust His truth and promises for us; those who have been made righteous and forgiven in the death and resurrection of our blessed Savior. Amen.


mommanator said...

Just lovely!

Craver Vii said...

I imagine their eyes were glazed over while he said this, because later they started arguing about who among them is the greatest.

I know they were wrong to do so, but it is comforting to see the side that reveals these men to be regular guys, and not super-saints walking around in some kind of a mystic cloud.

donsands said...

Thanks sister.

"regular guys" -Craver

That is comforting to think Noah, Moses, Paul, Abraham, and all the saints are "regular guys", and gals like Mary, Deborah, Ruth, Rebbecca, Ester, etc.

I was thinking the other day if Abraham, David and Job were in one of the churches services, they would simply blend in as sinners saved by grace. Not that some men of God don't deserve to be honored and encouraged, they surely do.