She read and re-read the scripture, a picture starting to form in her mind.
How many times had she done the same thing, not made the connection
until the opportunity to seize it had gone?
Thanks for joining us for Wednesday’s Word with Kim-Evinda and Trench
Classes United. Have you ever had a could-of, would-of, should-of
moment? Or a moment where you wish you could take it back, or do it
over? Today’s blog is about one of those moments.
It was the week of Passover, just days after Jesus raised Lazarus from the
dead, had supper with Lazarus and his family, had His body prepared for
burial through Mary’s act of sacrificial worship with her life savings, but
nobody knew it but Jesus Himself.
She almost giggled at the irony of the chief priests plotting against Jesus,
not because they didn’t believe, but because they did. The jealousy drove
them to the biggest murder of all time.
She continued reading:
“His disciples did not understand these things at first…”
Prophecy had just been fulfilled…again, and it wasn’t until Jesus died, rose
and ascended that the disciples understood. Prophecy by prophecy came
flooding to the surface and as the disciples connected them all. I can’t help
but wonder if they wanted a do-over? What would they have done
differently if they had taken Him at His word as they traveled with Him,
watching miracle after miracle, and listened to His teachings?
It made me think of that movie “Pretty Woman” when Julia Roberts
marches in the store loaded down with packages purchased at another
store; she goes right up to the lady who had refused to help her because of
her appearance saying “Mistake, huge mistake.”
I don’t know about you, but Jesus has proven His worth repeatedly in my
life and I don’t want to be told huge mistake when He returns.
As Easter approaches, which celebrates His resurrection, and victory over
eternal death, may we all be reminded that His return is nearing as well.
Those two truths should help us rise above anything that threatens to take
our focus from Him who will see us to and through it all.
I don’t know about you, but when He greets me in my last breath, I want to
hear Him say the words well done, my good and faithful daughter and not
“Mistake, huge mistake.”
Awaiting that resurrection moment,