Can you imagine what the disciples might be feeling right now? It is late Saturday night. Jesus, the teacher, mentor and friend, was crucified yesterday.
What a mixture of emotions! Fear…disappointment…failure? What about anger and loneliness?
These men and women would have thought or even expected Jesus to overthrow the Roman rule and set up His kingdom. They were supposed to be on the winning side!
But now, huddled together, in the shadows, hiding from the authorities, they wait.
Scared and confused.
What would they be waiting for? They probably didn’t know themselves.
Welcome to the Final Chronicle in this Easter series; Chronicles of Calvary.
I have written about some people and even a lamb but tonight’s post will not feature a person. Nor an animal.
It focuses on something different. Something unexpected.
A hill called Calvary.
Calvary, also called Golgotha, is located just outside the city of Jerusalem.
This hill, not much more than an outcropping of rock, is the turning point.
On the surface, this hill represents torture, blood, and death. In human eyes, justice is served.
But underneath all of that lies a much different story.
The script is flipped.
Yes, there is still death. Jesus dies. He had to. That was the only way.
Sin is powerful and even victorious – if left unchecked.
But God was never planning on letting it go unchecked.
He had a plan. He always has a plan.
- Simon was part of God’s plan
- The Centurion played his part in God’s plan
- Both criminals were in the plan as well
- The little lamb that represents the sacrifice for sin is central to the plan
Calvary is part of His plan.
Life is not about you or me.
It is about what God is doing and whether or not we will join Him.
And it all happened on a single hill. God won.
Thank you for taking the time to read this post. I hope it was worth your time.