The Passion of Christ

Have you noticed that time and again people give a picture of God as one far removed from life, up in the clouds, peaceful and serene, undisturbed by the sweat and toil and struggles of men and women.
Some of the greatest offenders of this kind of thing are the Eastern religions that give a picture of God as impassive and immovable, by the suffering and pain of people.
Now there are certain aspects of the Christian faith that speak about the peace of God, but of course the passion of Christ is something that comes to us freshly every day. On ‘Passion Sunday’, Christians remember words like these when He said, in Luke Chapter 12 verse 49 –
“I came to cast fire upon the earth and would that it was already kindled. I have a baptism to be baptised with, and how I am constrained (keyed up) until it is accomplished. Do you think I have come to give peace on earth?; no, I tell you, instead, division”.
Now there you have something of the stress of the Saviour Christ who came, not to deliver people from some kind of noise, into a peaceful church, but to confront the sin of this world by going to the cross; by suffering all that He did, in order for the sins of people to be forgiven.
Praise God today, and worship Him as you see Him in the passion of Christ.

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