mockery of his enemies
Thought of the day:
Meditating on the Savior’s sufferings 2000 years ago, the One who would surrender Himself into the hands of sinners to bring forgiveness and atonement to the whole world, realized that neither the nails nor the Roman whip had caused him the greatest pain. .
Neither the heavy cross nor the mockery of his enemies hurt him as much as the unbelief and distrust of his disciples, the people with whom the Creator began his work of rehabilitation and salvation of mankind, and whom before His passions at Calvary, Christ passionately called them ‘friends of God.’
Carefully examining the behavior of all of them, you will be surprised to see that they have all too soon forgotten the promise of their Lord, namely, that He, the sinless man, will not remain captive to the grave and decay, and that in only three days they will meet again. Galilee!
Looking as if in the future with the accuracy of a fine observer, Zechariah, one of the most skilled Prophets of the chosen people, secretly postulated:
‘And if anyone asks him,’ Where do these wounds come from? ‘ he will answer, ‘I received them in the house of those who loved me.’ Zechariah 13: 6
Because we are nothing more than the disciples of old, people who have forgotten too quickly the purpose, purpose and destiny of life, stop today for a moment from the hustle and bustle of your run and ask yourself in secret if you have not fallen and you in the same absurd rituals and practices that have invaded mankind, forgetting to apply the divine essence in your own life.
Where do you look for your God and how much more do you trust in His Word?
Remember: the deepest wounds He has endured and still affect Him are generated by unbelief in every behavior, word, or thought that takes us away from Him, turning us into substanceless people; in mere imitators of some desideratum which we do not understand and have not yet fully assimilated into ourselves.
Pastor Florin Antonie