Today’s Encouragement is Luke 23:48-49 And all the crowds that had assembled for this spectacle [the crucifixion], when they saw what had taken place, returned home beating their breasts.  And all his acquaintances and the women who had followed him from Galilee stood at a distance watching these things.
Stood at a distance –
Perhaps this group of ‘all his acquaintances’ included the disciples. Certainly Mary Magdalene, maybe Nicodemus, or the centurion whose daughter was restored to life, perhaps Lazarus too was there with his sisters Mary and Martha, all these unnamed… standing, watching… in silence… from a distance.
For a moment, allow your imagination to take you to that spot, you’re among them, standing with his disciples around, the people who loved Him, respected Him, knew Him… and now the sun has blackened, the earth quakes… he’s been killed, brutally, viciously beaten and crucified… and it’s over, it’s all over. His life is gone, his wisdom which He shared with everyone, His Love, His caring attention to each person’s need… he seemed to look directly into our hearts…. and now, this wonderful man, this Son of God…. is dead.
Such a sobering, heartbreaking thought…
but my friends…
we know the rest of the story…
We know that…
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Be watching “The Passion” today , thank you Jesus
Amen. Such a powerful spiritual experience! Brings the truth of all He did for us to reality!
On Fri, Apr 2, 2021 at 7:16 AM Today’s Encouragement wrote: