Come With Me To Golgotha! by Mary Neal
Come with me on a spiritual trip to Golgotha, where my savior hangs dying
Can you see the dignitaries of the world's most powerful nation jeering at Him from beneath the cross?
Can you see the great military men with their superior weaponry, dividing His garments, one ready to pierce His side with a spear?
Can you see the chief priests and elders, devout servants of God, very sincere in their convictions and highly respected among God's people -
Can you see them spit on Him?
Can you hear the crowd -- masses of people who on the previous Sunday heralded Him into Jerusalem as King, bowing before Him, waving plam branches and shouting "Hosanna!"
Can you hear them now around His cross, bloodthirsty and still hoarse from their cries to Pilate,
"Crucify Him! Crucify Him!"
These people did not expect and will not accept a Messiah such as this one.
They want a savior who will use his might to destroy their enemies!
This Prince of Peace is a total disappointment to them.
Christ's message of love, forgiveness, and reconciliation is highly unacceptable and totally rejected!
For the crowd knows of my Lord's remarkable power
Many of them have witnessed His miracles!
It is considered treasonous for Jesus to refuse to use His miraculous power to crush the enemies that terrorize His country!
So you see, my brothers and my sisters, Golgotha is proof positive that
You can be from the world's most powerful nation;
You can conform to the teachings of priests, pastors, and elders;
You can even be firmly aligned with the moral majority;
And yet, you may be operating on the
Wrong Side of the Cross of Christ †
GOD CHANGES NOT. HE IS STILL THE GOD OF LOVE.
JESUS IS STILL THE PRINCE OF PEACE.
My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. John 10:27
And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him; for they know not the voice of strangers. John 10:5
Let us proceed from this day forward to carry the true message of God's love and offer of reconciliation through the shed blood of Jesus Christ! Let us strive for brotherhood among all peoples. HAPPY EASTER!Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross
In the Garden: http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/i/t/g/itgarden.htm
Eugene Grissom, in his 1874 hospital report while Superintendent of the Dorothea Dix Hospital in Raleigh, North Carolina, wrote:"It was discovered that the insane were not beasts and demons, but men whom disease had left disarmed and wounded in the struggle of life and whom, not unoften, some good Samaritan might lift up, and pour in oil and wine, and set anew on their journey rejoicing."
This did not happen for my brother, Larry, but we can be good Samaritans for others whose lives are wrecked by mental illness. Let us strive to bring the resurrection of Easter into the lives of sick Americans by increasing access to mental health services and decriminalizing mental illness in our society.
Listen to the interview of Mary Neal about her brother Larry on the Wake Up Call Show blogtalkradio program.