they reclined with him after supper and chatted about life
they heard him say: "I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. 16 For I tell you, I will not eat it again until it finds fulfillment in the kingdom of God.”
and when your dining with a friend and they say these things, you hear them but they don't sink in, you never understand someones pain till after
so they continued to lounge with MY friend and he begins to speak:
17 After taking the cup, he gave thanks and said, “Take this and divide it among you. 18 For I tell you I will not drink again from the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.”
19 And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.”
and they did what their friend said and with questioning eyes looked at him but they didn't think on this much, his brokenness, his pain, his body, nope that wasn't what they dwelled upon, it was his next line
20 In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.[a] 21 But the hand of him who is going to betray me is with mine on the table. 22 The Son of Man will go as it has been decreed. But woe to that man who betrays him!”
what????? Jesus?? my friend....i would NEVER betray you..they argued......not for anything...not 30 pieces of silver....i'm better than that Jesus....I'm your friend....I argue with them too.....
but today on this good friday......i like to stand and say i would not betray Jesus...but i have,
i have many times.....so i don't stand tall...i bow humbly and close my eyes and cry out, as i imagine the strikes, the spit, the blows, the 300 pounds of lumber he hauled up the hill...........his body broken........for me, his friend........and it isn't how much I love him but how much HE loved ME.......
scripture from Luke 22
Lisa Jo @ Five Minute Friday