Easter Laid Bare
15 April, 2019
It is merely hours before Jesus dies. The dawn is distinctly chilly. Under the day's new soft light, Gethsemane is now as beautiful as it is tragic.
The Creator of all lives is about to lose His to those who would create His death.
A treacherous Judas guarantees a captured messiah.
Arrested through the lips of Judas, Jesus' betrayal begins.
Jesus is kissed. The messiah is arrested. A melee ensues.
Captivated by the drama before him, a near naked young disciple watches.
The Gospel of Mark describes this nameless person as a follower of Jesus. He only wore a linen garment. (That is ok because Jesus loves us all simply as we are.)
Yet caught up in the momentum of arrest, as this cruel scene unfolds - the scantily clad young man is too seized. However, unlike the submissive Jesus he flees.
A young man, wearing nothing but a linen garment, was following Jesus. When they seized him, he fled naked, leaving his garment behind. (Mark 14:51-52)
Barely a believer - in this sudden flight his cloth falls, naked he runs from the soldiers and from Jesus.
To flee Jesus is to lose everything.
Today's Soul Snippet:
"The miracle of Easter is that a human can now know God." ~ Michael Cartwright
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