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Five Minute Friday


It was two thousand years ago or so, a man who called himself God ate a meal with his friends and went to the garden to pray of cups and things.  It was two thousand years ago that one of his chosen, his closest friend's betrayed him, sealing the selling of his soul with a kiss.  It was two thousand years ago that a man called Jesus walked this earth, and walked towards his death.

When I think of broken things, I can't help but think of his time on the cross.  He was near shattered then, skin flayed by a beating he didn't deserve, knees scraped from the road to that hill, head bleeding from the thorns.  He opened his arms, iron stakes ruining his hands, and gave the world everything.  Body broken on a cross, he healed us all.  

It chills me to the bone.  As a mother, I can't help but weep with Mary, to witness it all.  What was she thinking as she watched her baby die a terrible death?  As she watched the people who had cried hosanna just a few days before, beg for his crucifixion, as his blood laced the dirt path, as he gave her away before taking his last breath.  Those thoughts fill my mind, this Easter season.  Of Mary, of Christ, of a God who so loved the world that He gave himself to die, so that we might rise.  He moves my very soul.    

17 comments:

  1. I love the reflections you made on his sacrifice...so undeserved and ALL for us. Incredible. Thank you for this beautiful post...wishing you a blessed Easter!

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  2. I've thought of Mary often too - having buried a son ourselves. But to watch Him beaten, bruised, and hung on a cross. How did she not go nuts? Oh my!

    How thankful I am for Him

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  3. My momma heart is also wondering how Mary made it through this. Her son hung on a cross. To see Him suffer and die for everyone. My heart breaks for her. Beautiful words shared here friend. Blessings.

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  4. Amen..and to hear her own son - in the midst of dying on the cross - making sure she will be cared for ("Here is your son/mother") by another after He dies...amazing love.

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  5. What a powerful post. Stopping in from Five Minute Friday and wanted to say thank you for this rememberance.

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  6. I also think often of Mary, how it must have felt to see her beautiful son on the cross, broken and bleeding and humiliated. I love the "deposition" paintings from the Renaissance that depict the followers taking Christ's broken body from the cross, with Mary holding her son and weeping over him.

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  7. Amen ... you have shared this well, so well.

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  8. It's Friday and His beaten and battered body was broken to pieces for sure. But Hallelujah Sunday's coming. Satan's defeated. And because of Jesus we can walk in Victory!!!

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  9. Such beautiful words and thoughts. My heart often goes back to when Christ was born. Luke 2:19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. At the cross all the angel had told her of Christ's birth had to come back to her.

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  10. Yes this: "Body broken on a cross, he healed us all." I remember hearing someone say once that the only Man made things in Heaven are the Nail pierced scars... love that visual... that Truth!

    (and on a completely different note - you were OH so close!!!)

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  11. How, indeed? To all of it, for me. Simply beyond our comprehension isn't it? Praise God that His ways and thoughts are higher than my own. Beautiful!

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  12. Amen, sister. Beautifully written.

    Janelle Marie

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  13. This is beautifully written, and such soul-wrenching truth. I'm stopping by from FMF, I hope your Easter is wonderful!

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  14. Seconds away, my friend ;) You've got it next week! This post though? You wrote this in 5 minutes? It's amazing. It drops me to my knees to think that it's only by His brokenness that we are made whole.

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  15. Gave me chills to read what you've written. I have to echo the words of everyone else here. Can't help but be completely in awe of Jesus. ~Tanya, visiting from FMF. Have a blessed Easter!

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