FRIDAY, MARCH 29TH
Paul wrote in Philippians 3 that he wanted "to know
Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing
in His sufferings, becoming like Him in His death."
Although it seems
impossible to want to experience this horrific scene, the miracle this
story offers is that we can truly know Christ. When we look at the
peace, joy, serenity, and grace shining through all the violence, you
can see the beauty of becoming like Him in His death.
How simple His
life had been trusting wholly on God. He had no earthly care but a
mother who He entrusted to His best friend. His only asset was a robe
that fell to a gambling guard. That simplicity. That clarity of focus.
That devotion to God's purpose. That complete trust in His Father. That
is something to long for.
Read Luke 22
Read Luke 23
Read Luke 24