Wednesday, April 08, 2009

God's Promise in the Path

We've had a busy few days, so I will try to catch you up over the next few days.

Chapter 7
I Will Not Abandon You

The most notorious road in the world is the Via Delorosa, "the Way of Sorrows." According to tradition, it is the route Jesus took from Pilate's hall to Calvary. The path is marked by stations frequently used by Christians for their devotions... There are fourteen stations in all, each one a reminder of the events of Christ's final journey...

Is the route accurate? Probably not. When Jerusalem was destroyed in A.D. 70 and again in A.D. 135, the streets of the city were destroyed. As a result, no one knows the exact route Christ followed that Friday.

But we do know where the path actually began.

The path began, not in the court of Pilate, but in the halls of heaven. The father began his journey when he left his home in search of us. Armed with nothing more than a passion to win your heart, he came looking. His desire was singular- to bring his children home. The Bible has a word for this quest: reconciliation...

Reconciliation restitches the unraveled, reverses the rebellion, rekindles the cold passion.

Reconciliation touches the shoulder of the wayward and woos him homeward.

The path to the cross tells us exactly how far God will go to call us back.

(Excerpt from He Chose the Nails page 63-64)

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