Friday, April 14, 2017

Good Friday Sentiments ~ A Supper of Love





I'm excited as I love this time of year
remembering the good things that were done for us 
on a cross a little over 2000 years ago...


In the early evening, before it was night 
and just before 
Jesus was taken into custody
{and betrayed by Judas Iscariot}
the Lord had a final supper 
with the apostles...


“I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. 16For I tell you, I will not eat it again until it finds fulfillment in the kingdom of God.” 
17After taking the cup, he gave thanks and said, “Take this and divide it among you.18For I tell you I will not drink again from the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.” Luke 22:15-18 NIV




He broke the bread, gave thanks to God,
then said:
“This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.” Luke 22:19
"Little Robin Red Breast"... a story told that the robin got its red breast because it went up to Jesus on the cross to look upon Him and pierced itself on the crown of thorns upon His head.  From a book I received as a child from the Catholic church we attended on base in Massachusetts, 1967-1970.


Later on, Roman soldiers arrested
Jesus and took him to see
Pilot and Herod.
Jesus was not found guilty of anything
but Pilot put it before the people to decide
whom to let free.
They chose another...



The Rose ~ representing the crown of thorns.  See?  The rose weeps and bows its head because it knows...


So why Jesus?

Yeshua* in the Hebrew and translated
in English as Joshua {Jesus is the transliteration
of the Greek Iesous} was led away
to the cross.

God sent his son 
to be the propitiation
or substitute
taking our place and dying our final death
for us as we are separated from God 
because
of our sin.

Jesus is the bridge
the go between.
Our bodies are to 
die once but not 
second time in Hell ~ because we are Believers.
As followers of Christ Jesus.
"The Way" ~ the original name
which came to be
"Christian."
Meaning... 
"Christ-like."

*https://www.gotquestions.org/Yeshua-Jesus.html
The child who grew to be the Son of Man ~ three years of travel and teaching.
33 years lived.

I am the Alpha and the Omegathe Beginning and the End,” says the Lord, “who iand who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” Revelation 1:8


Friend Kathy's lovely table set for a Christmas tea.  She too loves Jesus!

He did it because He loves us.
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Enjoy your Good Friday,
Barb :)



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