From Boss to Cross
A war-torn back, a pure heart and no protection. This was Jesus' chosen lot.
The only innocent person to ever draw breath hung pinned to a tree.
But - Jesus had volunteered for crucifixion.
"I have come to do your will O God." (Hebrews 10:7b)
Jesus had lived in and owned heaven.
He left heaven behind to enter hell.
The Boss went to the Cross.
The Scriptures are silent on the emotions of Christ at His passion.
Suffice it to say:
this ancient Calvary scene of unparalleled horror quickly became a living message echoing down time's corridors.
Jesus' soul awakening call to mankind He had already demonstrated, just a few hours earlier. Jesus washed even His betrayer's feet. (Note - Jesus too then too died for Judas.)
"I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you." (John 13:15)
With a rude haste Jesus' example of foot washing would be supplanted by the model of Calvary.
His words in the upper room of John 13 would never be hollow or shallow.
Jesus always intended to live out His entire teachings.
There remains the upper room imperative upon all who would have their feet washed from Heaven, and then their sins cleansed from Calvary.
No longer am I my king. Forgiveness accepted means surrender given. I have removed my crown and replaced it with Jesus'.
Easter offers me both a new boss and a bloodied cross.
Easter equips me to move from being my boss to living below His cross.
Today's Soul Snippet:
Gentleness is the fabric of love.
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"LISTENING to JESUS" ... 2016 Lay Ministry Convention - Book Here