Lazaroo – Sunday, June 13, 2010

Jun 13, 2010 I Lazaroo.

Pray the words of this Lazaroo aloud all the way to the marrow of your bones:

“He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.”
(John 1:11)

I know how that feels, Jesus

but for an entirely different reason.

There have been times when I’ve been criticized, scorned, mistrusted, rejected

by friends

fellow Christians.

Something happens at the core of me in that moment

when I realize the people I was so sure I could count on

have distanced themselves from me
left me standing alone
turned against me.

It hurts –

all the more because it’s so unexpected –
like the turning of a deeply-embedded knife.

But I’m a sinner.

I have it coming –

if not for the issue at hand
then for other sins they know nothing about.

But You were perfect.

And still Your own people shouted, “Crucify him!”

Your wound goes much deeper
hurts far more

than mine ever could.

Yet You endured it

for me.

1 Samuel 10:26-27; 2 Samuel 6:14-23; 2 Chronicles 36:14-16; Nehemiah 4:1-5; Psalms 22:6-11; Psalms 107:10-11; Psalms 119:139-143; Isaiah 53:1-12; Matthew 12:9-14; Matthew 27:19-26; 1 Corinthians 1:26-31; Philippians 3:10-11

What is Lazaroo?

Take Me Deeper

Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. NIV®. Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.

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