Friday, March 25, 2005

Back to work on Good Friday

Well I'm feeling much better, not 100%, but better, it's good Friday.  I just realized Autumn's birthday is on Easter Sunday.  More than 2000 years ago in Jerusalem, Pontius Pilate commanded that a placard be placed on the cross that read: "Jesus of Nazareth, the Kind of the Jews."  Perhaps Pilate was trying to put fear among the people and discourage them from crowning their own king. 

King of the Jews.  Was it an original thought at the time?  Perhaps it had been introduced when the wise men asked, "Where is He who has been born King of the Jews?  Those Wise Men sought fulfillment of this promise:  "For unto us a Child is born...: the government will be upon His shoulder.  And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father. Prince of Peace"  They believed Jesus was this Child.  Later, when Christ was crucified, some jeered, "If You are the Son of God, come down from the cross", they wanted to see if Jesus really was King.   But Jesus did not come down.  The true meaning of the cross is that "Christ died for our sins"  He paid the penalty of our sins has made God's forgiveness possible.  Those who accept God's forgiveness and ask Jesus to be their Savior and Lord can have only one appropriate response-to serve Him.  He is the King of our lives.  When I was home last week, I noticed everyone I loved was wearing a cross, everyone, even when I got home, Mike had his cross neclace on.  Looks like something was trying to get my attention.  I think I want a cross neclace now.

3 comments:

gbgoglo said...

Nice entry, D.

tdain2003 said...

I LOVE this entry.
Tracy

dimundntheruf69 said...

I wear my cross not only around my neck but in my heart where it means the most....christie