Hotspots of LIGHT, 06APR
Jesus is walking into Holy Week, SO ARE WE. We first need to dust off our Easter road map. By following Jesus, He leads us where we are going, but we MUST put in our own legwork. We best not let our faith fail or waiver.
Tomorrow is NEVER promised on Earth. Many this week will pass away, due to the COVID19 situation and also normal deaths – many always do each day. Death is not new, the darkness is in our loss, and every day there is an opportunity to live as if it WAS our last day, to tell all the people whom we love how much they mean to us, to pull our heartstrings together to sing of the JOYS of life, and to step up our preparedness for the worst too. We know that we can NOT live forever here, so we best to make the mark of LOVE in our earthly pages that point to our HOPE in everlasting life.
I imagine the darkness of earthly death is NOTHING compared to the HOTSPOT of Heavenly LIGHT for us on the other side.
We have the Easter story within us right now, the Word of Words buried within us but ready to rise. In order to hear, we must un-bury the Truth in the Word. We must sprout the seeds. Jesus is the Word ready to be heard. Like seeds in spring, He was buried to rise.
Mary, Lazarus’s sister, anointed Jesus before He was buried with her family’s heirloom of oil. Her Spirit KNEW. Jesus said she will be remembered for sharing her love while He was still alive. Her spirit created from love brought forth love as well as listening and knowledge – and these were in her before she even witnessed how He would die or rise. Our Spirits ALSO are planted with the desire to be Risen before we are even born. We need to walk thru life, death, life. Our Spirit knows the Way, thru Jesus, by Living the Word in our own days of LIGHT.
Let us step into the LIGHT today. It’s our Only Way to get to Easter. There are dark days ahead, but the night comes before the dawn. Let us step into LIFE today and SHARE HIS LIGHT.
John in chapter 12 recounted the 6 days before the Passover: Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus lived, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. Here a dinner was given in Jesus’ honor. Martha served, while Lazarus was among those reclining at the table with him. Then Mary took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.
But one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, who was later to betray him, objected, “Why wasn’t this perfume sold and the money given to the poor? It was worth a year’s wages.” He did not say this because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief; as keeper of the money bag, he used to help himself to what was put into it.
“Leave her alone,” Jesus replied. “It was intended that she should save this perfume for the day of my burial. You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me.”