Easter week is, for those of us who believe in the Death, Burial and Resurrection of Christ, a very solemn yet joyous time. I enjoy the entirety of the week as so much occurs which totally changed the World's History. However, I will admit on Maundy Thursday I tend to sense an aurora of loneliness which seems parallel to what I've experienced when on our boat for an extend period of time, alone. I specifically remember this picture I took after a couple of days out by myself just "powering down". I was anchored in a cove just off the main channel and although there was a little traffic during the height of the day, I found myself sort of wishing one or two of them would come by and hang out for cup of coffee or otherwise just to break the silence of the previous day. Sort of odd that I felt that way given I took the solo trip (not really a voyage) to "get away from life's clutter". So, this morning when I came across this picture I went back and read Luke 22: 39-46. I landed on verse 43 which speaks of an Angel from Heaven appearing and strengthening Him. How awesome to think/realize the One who made all things and for whom all things were made, received an angelic encouragement during a very lonely and dreadful time. Why was it "lonely" for Jesus? Because He was the only one that could successfully carry out the Supreme Sacrifice required to atone for mine and your sins.
If you get the time, I would encourage listening to the the song: Via Dolorosa (http://youtu.be/7asEdmZsSPo). It's a great reminder of what had to be done to give us the option to live eternally with Him.
Peace Be Upon You and Your Family This Easter Season.
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