Almost two years after starting reading through Mark’s Gospel, we finally come to The Cross. Here the Son of God was forsaken, so that despite our sins we might never be. Here the ‘temple’ of Jesus’ body was destroyed, so that the curtain in the Temple barring us from accessing the presence of a holy God might be torn in two, once for all, from top to bottom. You can miss the point in mockery (“can’t Jesus even save himself? “) or in mysticism (“Elijah might be coming!”), but The Cross invites us to respond to Jesus in simple faith (“surely this is the Son of God”).
Eating: Roast Chicken, Mashed Potato, Roasted Vegetables & Green Beans; Apple Strudel & Ice-Cream.
Present: Peter & Taryn + Isaac; Abigail, Lucy & Theo; Linda + Adam; Doug; Jono; Asha, Rajiv, Manoj.
Passage: Mark 15:21-39
On that subject…
— Here’s a scholarly essay on the idea of Jesus being forsaken by God.
— We’ve been giving out DVDs of Billy Graham’s recent video ‘The Cross’.