The End You Live For...

Your eyes gaze upwards, filling with tears that refuse restraint.

It is very dark, not cold, but oh so dark. It shouldn't be, it is only mid-afternoon.

From the sixth hour to the ninth hour darkness came over all the land. (Matthew 27:45)

You witness the nails driven. His intolerably long screams ring shudders in your ears, while your heart heaves as never before.

The sticky blood from His pierced side splashes your sandals red.

In the recesses of your soul, you know you know - this innocent death was all of love for me!

Is it only the self-denial learned from adversity that leads a believer to stand at the foot of the Cross, crying out:

Lord Jesus this world enchants no more, I simply want You and You alone. Your presence I will not avoid, nor deny You of me - for You DID die for me. Amen

Be not slow to learn, for:

“Your life is shaped by the end you live for.” ~ Thomas Merton

Today's Soul Snippet:

'Devotion is nectar to the soul.'