Parson to Person: Taking in the events
As I write this article the day is escaping, and the urgency of writing this article is upon me. Then, I realize the need of spending time with God in my daily devotions.
The text is Psalm 46. It is there the words of verse 10 penetrate into my heart: “Be still and know that I am God.”
Suddenly, it’s as if the voice of God speaks and says slow down and realize where I am.
We are in the midst of Holy Week; the most important week for Christians. Start at Palm Sunday and think about the events.
Jesus enters Jerusalem in a public demonstration claiming Him as the anointed one. This is the same day that people pick the Passover lamb to be sacrificed for sin. It is here we can apply the words of “be still and know that I am God.”
Walk to the upper room where Jesus meets with the disciples for one last meal. Here Jesus gives last instructions before He goes to the cross. Jesus breaks the unleavened bread saying: “This is my body given to you; do this in remembrance of me.” (Luke 22:19)
Then, after the supper, Jesus takes the cup saying: “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.” (Luke 22:19).
In this scene we need to pause and “be still and know that I am God.”
Then journey to the cross with the crowds of friends, enemies and spectators. The soldiers stand at the foot of the cross as a witness and declare: “Surely He was the Son of God.” (Matthew 27:54).
Stand at the cross and ponder these words: “Be still and know that I am God.”
Now journey to the tomb where Jesus body was once laid; yet His remains are nowhere to be found. The angels speak to the ladies to go and tell the others, “He is risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee.” (Matthew 28:7)
From the triumphal entry, to the cross, to the empty tomb of Christ we can witness the awesomeness of his Majesty.
“And I stand, I stand in awe of you
I stand, I stand in awe of you
Holy God to whom all praise is due
I stand in awe of you” (Hillsong).
“Be still and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” (Psalm 46:10).
Ponder the wonder of Jesus.