Make Believe or Real

22 Sep

 

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A man had left his eldest son in charge of his three million dollar fortune. The eldest son was to share the fortune equally with his two younger brothers.

When all three sons gathered to share the vast fortune, the eldest son gave his two brothers each a million dollars in play money, telling them, “This is a symbol of your inheritance, use it wisely.”

The night before he died, Jesus suffered great agony in the Garden. He was literally so overwhelmed with the death he was to undergo, he sweat blood. He asked his Father to spare him this agony—but quickly gave himself to the will of his Father, who is also our Father.

From this terrible suffering, Jesus went to what is now called the Last Supper.

He took bread and said, “Take and eat, all of your, for this is my Body given for you.” Then took a cup of wine and said, “This is my Blood, the Blood of the New and Eternal Covenant which is to be shed for you.” He gave the Bread and the Cup to his disciples.

At such a moment, fresh for the agony in the Garden and knowing the torture and death he was to undergo, do you think for a moment he was play-acting, that he would give us a mere symbol?

 

 

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2 Responses to “Make Believe or Real”

  1. margekut@comcast.net September 22, 2016 at 5:31 pm #

    Dear Dcn., You always make me think. Thanks. Margaret

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