Easter Monday Reflections

Easter is about sin. And redemption. And the wrath of God. Our ticklish ears no longer desire to hear this Truth. We prefer to ignore that there is such a thing as God’s wrath. The realization of it makes us uneasy, so we dismiss it. Others try to believe there is no such thing. They […]

Passion Play, Act 4, Scene 3

The Road To Emmaus But we were hoping that it was He who was going to redeem Israel. And, besides all this, today is the third day since these things happened. Luke 24:21 Look for the second right answer. Everything that the disciples said was correct, but the conclusions they drew were wrong, to wit: […]

A Day Like Any Other

Saturday, Jerusalem, Circa 33 AD It is the Jewish Sabbath. The city is quiet. The air above the city lacks the usual thousand little trails of smoke from cookfires. Hymns rise from the temple. Families are indoors. The soldiers are back in their barracks. The Chief Priest grows hoarse with singing. The governor plays chess […]

Good Friday

When we think of Easter and Christ’s sacrifice on the cross, we often think of the iconic hymn The Old Rugged Cross. The lyrics are rich: On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross,The emblem of suff’ring and shame,And I love that old cross where the Dearest and BestFor the world of lost […]

Passover Circa 33 AD; Hallel

And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, “Take, eat; this is My body.” Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. For this is My blood of the new covenant, […]