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Wednesday, September 8, 2010


This past Sunday in the Contemporary Service I did the song "Jesus' Blood" as an offertory. I wanted some images to go along with the lyrics so I took some bits and pieces from the movie "The Passion Of The Christ". It had been quite a while since I had seen the movie and I was reminded of one of the scenes. Jesus is carrying the cross through the streets, bloodied and battered. He falls to his knees and Mary comes to his aid. "See, Mother" He says. "I make all things new."

Did this actually happen? No...at least it is not presented that it did in the Gospels. Mel Gibson, the director, actually took the line from Revelation 21:5 and applied it to the scene. But, it did get me thinking about the feelings Mary must have had when watching her child die. She had been miraculously blessed with child as a virgin. She watched Jesus grow from a boy into a man and do wondrous miracles and lead tens of thousands of people.

God hasn't chosen to bless Katie and I with children yet so I can't even imagine the utter despair that Mary must have felt as she watched Jesus during His final hours. Helpless is the only word that comes to mind. This would be the only way that her baby boy could be the Savior of the world. It was His blood alone that could make all things new.


1 comment:

  1. What a gift He gave us!! I take it for granted far too often.