I completely forgot about making a post
and joining blog parties yesterday
as it was Good Friday.
Not exactly the best time for partying!
I read the 18th chapter of John,
where Jesus was crucified.
When Jesus said, "I am thirsty", He was given
a sponge soaked in common wine,
and they lifted this up to him using a hyssop branch.
I read this from the Blue Letter Bible:
Remember that these events occurred at the
Feast of the Passover.
During this feast, (Exod 12:22)
hyssop was used to apply the
blood of the Passover lamb
to the wooden doorposts of the Jews.
It is interesting that the end of this hyssop stalk
pointed to the blood of the Perfect Lamb
which was applied to the wooden cross
for the salvation of all mankind. (Barclay)
In addition, the wine vinegar
is a product of fermentation,
which is made from grape juice and yeast.
The word literally means "that which is soured"
and is related to the Hebrew term
for "that which is leavened". (Holmans)
Yeast or leaven, is a Biblical symbol of sin.
When Jesus took this drink,
(i.e. a drink which was "leavened")
it is thus symbolic of
His taking the sins of the world into His body.
On Holy Thursday, we remembered the time that
Jesus washed the feet of His disciples.
Jesus is the perfect servant.
He not only served the disciples by
going down on His knees
to wash their feet,
but He also cleansed them,
of our sins!
Every week I choose one wonderful visitor
who leaves a comment
to receive an ATC from me.
I know it takes so much time and effort
to leave a comment
and I appreciate it soooo much!
#44, Karen Letchworth
Karen is a wonderful and
sweet person brimming over with
encouragement and love
and lots of ideas!
Go check out her blog
and be blessed!
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