10 April 2017

Holy Week ~ Worth Dying For – Second Night in Bethany

Greetings Dear Reader,

Even in a nation that supposedly is a Theocracy Jesus feels the need to rebuke people for their unbelief.  As he returns to Bethany having cleansed the temple and rebuked his chosen people for their unbelief I wonder how he felt. 

Did he still, in the moment, see the people as worth dying for?  The resounding answer is yes.  He still held his love for us and our redemption above his own life.  He still would rather die than live without us.

The pain in the moment for Christ is always our lack of faith.  It is THE engine that can drive us home.  It is in faith that we find all that we need to show the love required of us. It is not in our strength that we find rest and peace.  It is in belief that Christ will do all that he says.  Without faith it is impossible to please God. 

So as we rest on the Monday evening we consider the rest that our Carpenter Saviour takes again in Bethany.  He has days and steps and pain yet to endure.  It is impossible to rest, or travel, or stay awake with him unless we believe.  I will not rest on unbelief. 

Wishing you joy in the journey,

Aramis Thorn
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, "That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a home owner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store.”

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