Spending much time in the car today I have been rocked and battered by the wind and sun, by hail and rain. High winds up and down the North West. As I finally started the last journey I was faced with a wonderfully dazzling sun baring my way. A day of light and dark.
though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered
There is a place I used to hang out when young, and we simply called it the wreck. Our slang name for it probably came from it being known as the recreational club. Now it is overlooked by a waste burning plant.
On the cross Jesus was scorned and insulted, tortured, and all turned their back on him, and even perhaps His father for a time as He had to be killed as the price for all, before the Father raised Him. What a startling phrase that even though Jesus was the one and only Son of God, He had to learn servitude through suffering.
Perhaps it takes a God to suffer as people on this earth suffer to properly connect with us. Certainly Jesus can connect with anyone, no matter how much they are suffering, but He chose to do this act for as many that accept Him.
A day of dark and light, the dark of storms and hail and rain, and the light of the sun and a rainbow over the motorway. The dark of Jesus’ rejection by His own People, condemnation by all and His trial and death, followed by His glorious resurrection.
Tonight I thank God for keeping myself and others safe when we needed it. I thank my God for all his blessings and I ask that in any sufferings that I will encounter in life that Jesus will be with me to guide me through with courage, before that glorious day when we will all see Jesus return.