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Jesus’ Faith Journey
Waiting to preach this morning I was struck by the words to the old hymn we sang during the Lord’s Supper.
They bound the hands of Jesus in the garden where he prayed;
They led him through the streets in shame.
They spat upon the Savior so pure and free from sin;
They said “Crucify him; He’s to blame.”
The following verses continue this theme of suffering as the song poetically describes the shame of the cross. At the conclusion of each verse we remind ourselves that he could have called ten thousand angels to set him free, but instead, “He died alone for you and me.”
Thinking about the faith journey that Jesus’ walked made me a little emotional this morning. Pondering the fact that Jesus became a human, endured poverty, temptation, and injustice for the single purpose of reconciling sinful human beings with the High and Holy One should take my breath away more often than it does. But more than an emotional reaction, I know that what Jesus really wants is my faithful obedience. He has shown the way through voluntary submission to the will of the Father.
Watching him walk his faith journey teaches us how to walk ours. I specifically choose the song after the lesson to reinforce this message.
That’s why we praise him, that’s why we sing
That’s why we offer him our everything.
That’s why we bow down and worship this king,
‘Cause he gave his everything, ‘Cause he gave his everything