Thursday, March 28, 2013

A Maundy Thursday Thought

I posted this last year, I know, but it's worth revisiting. Intellectual doubts of mine aside, if there's one thing I believe wholeheartedly about Jesus, it's this.

Jesus never waivered in his commitment to the cross. Not even in the Garden.

I've believed this for a while now, and reading the Gospels account of Jesus' night in Gethsemane recently just confirmed it for me again. This time around the big thing to stand out for me was the way Jesus rebuked Peter for trying to defend them, saying, 'Put your sword back into its place... Do you think that I cannot appeal to my Father, and he will at once send me more than twelve legions of angels? But how then should the Scriptures be fulfilled, that it must be so?' (Matthew 26:52-54)  Why would Jesus rebuke his disciple for this if only moments earlier he was thinking the same thing - even asking the Father to take it away from him? Sounds pretty hypocritical... not very Jesus-y.

Below is the link to last year's post on this. It contains links to three different articles, which explain this far better than I could. So if this is something you are interested in reading more about, go make yourself a cup of tea, settle the kids in bed, and start reading. It could change your whole perspective on Christ's holiness.

Sorted? Then read on...

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