Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Seeing it coming

So I was listening to the radio this morning on the way to work and heard something that blew my mind.  I was listening to a local Catholic radio station and they were talking about the holy land and where the Passion of Jesus actually took place.  The speaker (don't remember his name) has traveled to Jerusalem several times in his life and walked the path that Jesus probably took.  He said that when Jesus was praying in the Garden before he was arrested, he would have seen the guards and their torches coming at him from a great distance.  The garden is on a little hill and there is no obstruction to block the view from where the guards would have approached.  Being at night, it would have been very easy to see the torches lit that the guards carried. 

I can't imagine what that must have been like.  No wonder he was so stressed from the impending burden that he sweat blood.  He saw it coming and stood his ground to take it.  He willingly took it for us...
That blows my mind

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