Jehovah was not in the wind. And after the wind, an earthquake: Jehovah was not in the earthquake.
And after the earthquake, a fire: Jehovah was not in the fire. And after the fire, a soft gentle voice. (1Kings 19:11-12)

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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Words of Wisdom for the Weekend: The Cross in the very Center





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" . . . the Creator God put a cross in the very center of the human history--to be its center, ever.
The Son of God, the gift of God, the love of God, the endless light of the self-sufficient God filled the emptiness which was death at our core. People, here is eternal life in the very midst of us!
"Now, therefore, it is the person and the passion of Jesus Christ which defines us . . .
"Behold, this is the central event of the whole of history, behold, this is the sun that keeps the planets and bequeaths importance to the peoples and makes significant even me and all I do: And they crucified him. It happened. Eternity entered time. They crossed at the cross.
"We are altogether meaningless, except God touch us. God touched us here."

~ Walter Wangerin Jr., 'Reliving the Passion'


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{Words for Wisdom for the Weekend: These are words that I have been challenged or encouraged by that I have read throughout my week that I kept pondering; words that I couldn't get off my mind and heart throughout my week. 
For other Words of Wisdom for the Weekend posts see here.}






6 comments:

  1. Eternity entered time. They crossed at the cross.
    Yes. Liking that. It speaks of layers--not only Christ's identity as both God and Man, but also of His transaction there, and of our permission to, at long last, enter the Holy of Holies. They crossed at the cross. Liking that very much.

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  2. Words of wisdom indeed. Eternity and time crossing at the cross--the words spoke to me. I have a feeling they will respeak throughout this Easter season.

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    1. Words we should never tire of . . . His steadfast love and amazing grace

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  3. Good Word and beautiful photo. Always love it when things are so "loverly" placed together.

    Thank you.

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