Jasmine's Place Issue No. 14 - December 2014 - Page 57

I finished the Gospel of Matthew yesterday. Right before Jesus is crucified (Matthew 27:27-31), the soldiers that are preparing him place a scarlet robe on his body, a staff in his right hand and a twisted crown of thorns on his head and proceed to mock him. Just visualizing this scene brought tears to my eyes. I needed to know these details…they spoke to me in a way no second hand account ever could. And through all of this He never defended himself. He never fought back. He only blessed those who did not know. He could have stopped the whole thing, but where would we be if He did? Not having a relationship with God or His Word kept me in the dark, but in a darkness of my own choosing. He desires for us to know Him and grow as His children…and I pray that I am looking a bit newer to Him. And through all of this He never defended himself. He never fought back. He only blessed those who did not know. He could have stopped the whole thing, but where would we be if He did? Visit Dawn at Novice Landscapes JASMINE'S PLACE 57 57