When reading the story of Jesus' death I have to admit
that I get ticked off when I read the part where people
are heckling Jesus.... while He's dying... for THEM!
They're saying stuff like,
"If you're really the Messiah, come on down from the cross!"
"Hmm, you could save others, go ahead & save yourself!"
"Hey, come down from there and then we'll believe in you!"
It's the last one that really gets me... grr! How could they?
Yesterday I was reading the part from Matthew 27:42 and
suddenly felt smacked in the face!
It's You, Netta!
Me? Lord , they were so rude! So Proud!
Yes, you do the same thing.
(Appalled & wounded...) But, how?
Think of all the times you've said stuff like,
"Lord, please work this out & then I'll be sure to do _____."
"Lord, just get me through the holidays and then I'll eat right
and be more careful with my time and money."
"Lord, just wait until I do ____ and then I do ____ that
You've instructed me to do. "
Geez, when will I learn to stop being so quick to sum up
the "Bible People"...
I'm just like them.
I'm wanna THEM.
(and JESUS loves me, too... in His great MERCY!)