And I come to this week’s passage wide eyed. I feel like no amount of words I have, can do justice to this MAGNIFICENT chapter in Luke!
As I read over it and study it and read commentaries – I just want to fall to my knees in adoration and praise. I just want to simply thank Jesus for shedding His blood for me. I am so unworthy.
I am honestly speechless.
Many of you know that I write *a lot* . I blog regularly over at WomenLivingWell.org and I just released my first book on October 1st (only 13 days ago!). For 5 years, I have been pumping out content on a daily/weekly/monthly/yearly basis.
I rarely face writers block and all I can figure is this is a gift from God that he continually gives me words to write.
I came to this passage of scripture and
I mean –it’s such a familiar passage what could I possibly add?
And dare I take away or distract from the original intent of such a profound passage of scripture. And I’ve been running hard these last few months, promoting my book and I feel like I’ve come to a place of holy ground. (Exodus 3:5)
Luke 23 has quieted my soul – and brought me back to the heart of why I write.
Because he shed His blood for me and He shed His blood for you. And I ask myself, am I living a life worthy of my calling (Ephesians 4:1)?
This video below I made a few months ago- when I was less speechless – but it reflects my heart on Christ’s crucifixion.
(If you cannot see the video - click here)
And so as I read of Jesus going before Pilate and Herod – I am simply still – in awe of how Jesus stood before his persecutors –heading to the cross to die
And as I read of how the soldiers ridiculed and mocked Jesus – I hang my head that he had to endure this
And then as I read of the crowds that shouted “crucify him!”, and I think of how he could have escaped this situation but he stayed there
And then as I read of the creator of the universe’s hands being nailed to a wooden cross – as if he were a criminal and he died there
I am stilled –
Because I need to stop the pace of my crazy full calendar and life to simply worship the King of Kings for being nailed to a cross
Week 7 Challenge:
Be still and worship God. It is a challenge in our culture to simply stop and not ask God for anything in our prayers but just give Him thanks. Reflect on the pain and suffering Jesus endured for you. He shed His blood for YOU! Sing a song of worship. Read a Psalm of praise. Write out a prayer of thanksgiving. Get on your knees, humble yourself before your King and give him glory and honor.
Walk with the King,
Week 7 Reading Plan