Meditation on the cross- we went over the trial when Jesus was brought to Pilate and Herod, The elders of the people were asked, if they were sure they wanted to crucify Jesus Christ and not Barabbas and true to his word they choose to crucify Jesus. I meditated on the thought of pure love and Judgement. In this modern world we find ourselves being how the elders were to Jesus. To people who are different from what we are or believe in different beliefs. I pray for their hearts. I’m praying for the hearts of the bullies they know not what they do. I am truly thankful for the love of Jesus Christ he suffered such pain in our name so that we could make it into heaven.
After meditating on the cross. we went home to come back and do the stations of the cross. Let me explain this to you. I am the kind of person that if I am walking through my neighborhood I want to feel like a ninja, invisible. So, leading up to Thursday I was building up a lot of nervous energy, I wasn’t too enthused about walking around the neighborhood with a cross. Also if you read part one My First Holy Week Experience you know that anticipation of THE WASHING OF FEET had me a little mentally warped. My love for Jesus is what kept e going especially after the noon service and Thursdays washing of the feet.
I participated in my first procession. It was a wonderful moment, we started off on the corner of the street in front of our little church. As we were walking I focused on all the things in my life that Jesus bare for me. Realizing that he did this for me, so that I can feel his love, so that I can be let into his Kingdom to be with him, and The Father. Thank you, Jesus Christ The Son Of The Living God. In my walk he was still teaching me and I was still listening. Two of my children walk with me, these two are 15 months apart and very close. They sought out Christ and found the church that our family now attend.
Back to the procession , as we reach the 3rd station I here Pastor call my name. she asks me if I wanted to read I answered sure. I wondered what God had in store for me. You see my mind and my spirit are not in agreement my spirit is stronger it wants to be right with God and my mind wants to hide, I was plague with anxiety when it came to people and my body space. And reading out loud. THERE IS POWER IN THE NAME OF JESUS. Jesus has the Power to remove all things against his will and his way.
My reading was when Pilate made a man name Simon from Cyrene who was minding his own business on his was in from the country. to Carry the Cross for Jesus on the walk to Golgotha.As they led Jesus The Way They Came Upon a man of Cyrene Simon by name who was coming in from the country and laid on him the cross to carry it behind Jesus if anyone would come after me let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me take my yoke upon you and learn from me for my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
As I read the passage out loud the words hit me, I thought about being the one who washed the feet at the church service and now I’m reading a passage about the man who was picked to help carry the cross behind Jesus. The unsuspecting person who probably was trying to get home to enjoy the holiday with his family was given such a blessing to be able to help the Lord. We walked we sang songs and praised his name as we remembered what Jesus did for us.
at the end of the stations some stayed to watch a movie I passed and went home to bake a cake for my son who was turning 18.
Saturday we met up for the Easter vigil, my second born son was baptized. What a wonderful moment to be apart of. He was over joyed his spirit had come alive. He had been waiting a long time to get baptized. He knew the importance of a baptism.
At this service we began with ending lent we began with a reading from Genesis and a reading from exodus when Moses and the Israelites where getting away from pharaohs army and God opened the sea and the Israelites pass through with a wall of the sea on each side of them. On their way to the land of milk and honey. And The lord protected them from the Egyptians swallowing them up in the waters. Gods right hand was there to shatter the enemy. Here we are Jesus defeated death as he was there with the father saving the descendants of abraham from their oppressors the Egyptians.
we were again on the sabbath his resting day. Awaiting the day of his Resurrection. Again Gods word proven to be The TruTh and the Light. That night Lent had ended and I was pleased with what God had moved in my life, from moving tobacco, alcohol, anxiety and adding a habit of praise and prayer to my morning ritual.
By the time we reached Easter I was elated in this Lent I was able to give up alot of things I had not plan to give up, And I aimed to be closer in Gods word. I hope you enjoyed my blog and experience.
Coming up next I will be back studying the book of Mark and scriptures on faith Be Blessed Brothers and Sisters.