Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Yancey: redemption for traitors

Thursday, March 28, 2024
    Maundy Thursday
    [Jesus:] “But this has all taken place that the writings of the prophets might be fulfilled.” Then all the disciples deserted him and fled.
    —Matthew 26:56 (NIV)
    How easily we forget that the church was founded by disciples who betrayed their master. None was willing to stand by Jesus as the religious and political authorities condemned him to death. At his moment of greatest need, the disciples fled in the darkness. The boldest of the lot, Peter, was the very one who cursed and denied him three times before the cock crew. It was for traitors that Jesus died.
    ... Philip Yancey (b. 1949), Soul Survivor, New York: Doubleday, 2001, p. 285 (see the book)
    See also Matt. 26:56; 9:13; Mark 2:17; 14:29-31,66-72; Luke 5:32; 22:54-61; Rom. 5:8; 1 Tim. 1:15
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, we who have deserted You ask for forgiveness.
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