In this Holy Week, Amy Orr-Ewing will be helping us reflect on and consider the meaning of Jesus’ death. On day one of this week’s series, Amy considers what lessons we can draw today from the disorientation of Jesus’ journey to Calvary 2,000 years ago.
God on a cross is God with us, in our fear, in our anxiety, in our disorientation.
So in that work of the cross, Jesus is in tremendous intellectual and emotional and spiritual anguish doing this huge seismic, cosmic theological work of salvation. But in the midst of that work, he hears the voice of one sinner, one thief, “Jesus remember me.” And Jesus speaks to the man and it’s just extraordinary. And I believe those words echo through 2,000 years to us today. Jesus says, “Today you will be with me in paradise.” Today you will be with me in paradise. Into our anxiety, into our turmoil, into our disorientation, the Son of God, from the cross speaks. Today matters.
Make it personal:
How are you experiencing Jesus with you in the midst of our current disruption?
How are you comforted to know that Jesus continued to care for individual sinners even as he died on the cross?