Monday, December 17, 2007

Jesse Tree - Day 16 - The Cross

Today we talk about the cross. The theme was "Suffering Servant" and the symbol; the cross. Harry was bothered by this - "He isn't even born yet," he protested. And fair enough - we're preparing for His birth, who wants to think about His death. But His death and subsequent resurrection are what it's all about. If it hadn't been for that, we'd have no particular reason to celebrate His birth.

I'm sorry my picture turned out a bit blurry.
The readings today are: Isaiah 53:4-7, 9, 12b - where a fairly accurate description of what Jesus is going to go through is foretold. And John 19:1, 15-18, where we get a glimpse of the crucifixion.

So today we learned that Jesus came into this world for a reason - a reason that had been predicted many years before. I like when the pieces of a story fit together nicely.
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