Monday, April 18, 2011

Journey toward Calvary


Good morning to each of you. Come with me this week on a journey toward Golgotha. The road starts with palm leaves and shouts of Hosanna and ends on a lonely hill with the Savior of the world hanging on a cross.

Jesus probably knew from the age of 12 why he had been sent to the earth. Remember Mary and Joseph frantically looking for their son? He was found in the temple sitting with the rabbi’s. His simple words, “Did you not know that I had to be about my Father’s business” tells us about Jesus’ frame of mind.

“When the days drew near for him to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem. 52 And he sent messengers ahead of him, who went and entered a village of the Samaritans, to make preparations for him.” Luke 9:51-52 (ESV) This is such an interesting verse. Some of the other translations use the word “resolutely”. When you set your face towards something it means you are totally focused on the task at hand. In this context we know that Jesus willingly decides to go towards Calvary. It was his choice knowing what was to come.

Will you resolutely turn your face toward Calvary? This is the perfect week to focus on Calvary. Please come join me.

In Christ Alone,

Jill

"Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the ground each morning Satan says, "Oh crud, she's up"

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