BROKENESS and WORSHIP

PALM SUNDAY

   GREETINGS!                                                                                                      Thought to ponder

fronds all broken

I don’t think I ever understood why there was so much death and sacrifice involved in covenantal worship.  Animal sacrifices etc.     I had this thought as I remembered that today marks the beginning of a journey.    We remember the last few days in the earthly life of Jesus Christ.   The story of the entrance into Jerusalem  – hailed as A KING, this man on a donkey rode over Palm Fronds….( maybe coats etc as well.) Palm fronds were waved.       Exalted, esteemed He came.        Brokenness even here in this silent symbol of  palm leaves, speaks to me of a powerful thought for us all.    There has to be death to bring new life…………Christ’s Death opened the doorway and shifted the cosmos between life and death………IN Resurrection!

Today it struck me that it is in ‘broken-ness’ and self-denial human beings can still respond in our worship of the Divine.  Job and David both learned that in sack-clock and ashes….their recorded histories highlight………….Unworthiness, humility and brokenness.      Worship and Forgiveness!     ‘I KNOW my Redeemer liveth ‘…Job.

No more need for animal sacrifice. (or even sackcloth for us)    It is FINISHED.   The New Covenant brings life, liberty and freedom.       The difference is that now when, in the broken-ness of our earthly conditions,  we worship, we  KNOW the flooding back of  New Life found only in HIM.

Just a thought!   Broken palm leaves some-how seem both   kinda sad but beautiful as well.       What are your thoughts?

Broken for worship and celebration

 

About Faye

I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions. I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
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2 Responses to BROKENESS and WORSHIP

  1. rlseaton says:

    Thank you for this. I’m learning more and more that I need suffering in order to cling to God more fully, as without suffering I more likely choose my life, my control, my way – humanity after the fall. Suffering draws me into deeper relationship, deeper union with Christ. I want that kind of relationship.

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  2. Dawn Marie says:

    Christ defeated death – Once and for ALL. Hugs to you for this life-giving reminder!!

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