posted by: Joan | on: Wednesday, 12 April 2017, 11:19
Listening once again to the Passion Narrative it never fails to move me emotionally, especially after a week when we heard of the death of innocent babies being gassed by indiscriminate bombing, an ordinary man, a policeman who died after being stabbed whilst doing his everyday job, by some equally sad and misguided individual, and now the sad, sad story of the young child about to have its life support turned off, as there is no hope left for him or his devastated parents… Here in the power of Christ I’ll stand.
We hear how Jesus is preparing himself for his fate. He knows his time is drawing near, he knows exactly what he is going to have to bare, unlike the babies, the policeman and the little-one on life support who didn’t have time to prepare themselves for their fate as they had no idea what was to happen - What heights of love, what depths of peace.
We hear how Jesus, being fully aware of his fate, cried out to God for help! My God, my God, take away this cup of poison, I don’t want to face my destiny. Jesus fell to his knees, he cried, his body was clothed in perspiration. Haven’t we all been there in varying degrees? Haven’t we all cried out to God to take our problems, worries and fears away. Haven’t we all felt sweat pour down our faces and our hands become clammy when we hear news we don’t want to hear? - For every sin on Him was laid.
At the end of the day, like Jesus, who had to accept his fate, the purpose for which he was born, we sometimes have no choice but to accept our destiny whether it’s our own destiny or that of someone we love very much, all we can do it put our hope in God who is - This Cornerstone, this solid Ground.
If, like our Redeemer we get to a point when there is nothing else we can do only to eccept what is before us, we just need to pray, stay faithful and remember that - Jesus commands my destiny.
A few lines taken from the hymn ‘In Christ Alone’
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