An Inspired writing from the reading of Matthew 26:67-68
Matthew 26:67-68 (from The One Year Bible for Women NLT, New Living Translation)
(67) “Then they began to spit in Jesus’ face and beat him with their fists. And some slapped him, (68) jeering, “Prophesy to us, you Messiah! Who hit you that time?”
(From the NIV, New International Translation)
(67) “Then they spit in his face and struck him with their fists. Others slapped him (68) and said, “Prophesy to us, Christ. Who hit you?”
Oh my dear Heavenly Father,
That you loved us so much
That you sent us your Son Jesus
To bear the weight of our sins!
These people you created
With such love and longing
With such care and unfathomable wisdom!
These people who questioned your commands
This race, so easily persuaded
To look away from the One
Who sent us His one and only beloved Son
That whoever believed in Him would be so blessed!
That they not perish but have eternal life!
Oh my Lord God,
As I read these verses,
The realization of what these people had done!
Striking out at You
Spitting at You
Oh my Father God!
That yet today mankind continues to do the same!
My sweet Heavenly Father
I am at a loss for words.
How can we be so blind!
Oh my sweet Lord,
Those who fall at your feet
Whose hearts know the truth
Whose Spirit is alive
With your presence!
Those whose Spirit radiates your light
And conquers the darkness
Who thirsts for your love
Hungers for your teachings
Delights in your touch
And yearns for your kingdom!
Bless us my Lord
That we shall not waiver
But remain rooted in faith
That we shall not fear but rejoice
Not question but know
Not be silent but sing in worship!
That we shall not hang our heads
But gaze upward with outstretched arms
The Day You Take Us Home!
Blanca Jones is a past contributor to Synchronized Chaos. Jones may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.