Expectations of Time...and Forever

Thursday, April 17, 2014 Posted by Debbie Legg

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Jesus is on His way from Galilee to Jerusalem for the final time. He knows that once He enters the city He will never leave again. He will die in a matter of days. He tells His Twelve, “We are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that is written by the prophets about the Son of Man will be fulfilled. He will be delivered over to the Gentiles. They will mock him, insult him and spit on him, they will flog him and kill him. On the third day he will rise again.” (Luke 18:31-33)

He knows EXACTLY what is coming.

Outside of Jericho He encounters a blind man. He has 29 miles to go.

“What do you want me to do for you?”
“Lord, I want to see,” he replied.
 Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight.”  (Luke 18:41-42)

In Jerusalem a few days later, when He is at his very weakest, in more pain than we can possibly imagine, He makes arrangements for His mother’s care and chats with a fellow crucifixee.

Wait, what? Really? REALLY?

Who could conceivably have presence of heart and mind to take chunks out of the few precious hours He has left and break stride, change focus, and heal someone? And provide for another? And forgive a third?

What can we expect from this Jesus? We can expect Him to make time for US.

Let’s make time for Him, to ponder in our hearts all He in His Love has done for us. This song is a good place to start.  

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