When the other disciples saw what was about to happen, they exclaimed, “Lord, should we fight? We brought the swords!” And one of them slashed at the high priest’s servant and cur off his right ear.
But Jesus said, “Don’t resist anymore.” And he touched the place where the man’s ear had been and healed him.
Even in the mist of being arrested, even after his ear was cut off the guard was still going to arrest him, Jesus touched him to heal it.
I wonder what the guard thought after this happened. I wonder if he realized that he was going to arrest the Messiah of the Jews. I wonder if he had known this would he have continue to arrest Jesus.
Makes me wonder if I would ever do this if I were in this situation. I guess for an example, what if I was about to get fired for something I didn’t do. I’m not given the opprotunity to defend myself. And what if I had that extra bit of knowledge that would help make my team (well, ex-team) successful? Would I tell them?
I think it’s times like these that God asks me to be Christ-like. Yeah, I can leave bitter and disgruntled about what’s happening to me. But I have to imagine looking beyond myself.
I guess that’s what we’re all called to be.
When Agent Smith pulls up in an Audi at the beginning of the film, his license plate is “IS 5416″. It reads:
See, it is I who created the blacksmith
who fans the coals into flame
and forges a weapon fit for its work.
And it is I who have created the destroyer to work havoc;
That is pretty spiffy!
I guess this could be pretty exciting too. Children of today can grow up with their own colors. Kinda sweet really.
Does it surprise anyone else that Schwarzenegger won the recall election? He had the most publicity! He had the most one-liners! Come on!
There is a darkness in the mist of hope, where things seem so lost and
confusing that it feels like you just have to hold on because somehow, some
way, there is some remote possibility that someone is hearing our
screams. What does it feel like to have no hope? What is the benefit? Does
the problem feel better? Or does it fade away?
What if there was a bit of hope? A hope that maybe it will get better before
it gets worse? A hope that can show you a different perspective A hope that
you can hold on to…
A hope that can shine a light to the darkness that’s before you; a light that can lead the way; the way that can lead to the truth; the truth that says that the light was always there. The light may have been dim, but was always there.
The darkness of hope is never permanent…but the light of hope is.