Hi Everybody! For anyone who is wondering, our restaurant is coming along nicely. My dad called this morning and told us we passed the health inspection! We'll be opening next week on Monday (I think 11:00 a.m.). So if you're in the area, stop by and see us!
Since Sunday was Palm Sunday, my pastor was talking about the events leading up to Jesus crucifixion. Something that really stuck out to me is the fact that, Christ went throughout His whole life never feeling guilt or shame, regret or hatred. I don't know at what point of His trial and crucifixion it happened, but He took on all the weight we have ever felt from our sins in the history of humanity upon Himself and carried it to His death. The torture He went through physically was incredible, but to think of the mental torment He experienced... it's unfathomable!
The other thing that stuck out was found in John 11:45-52 right after Lazarus was raised from the dead. It says this:
"45 Then many of the Jews who had come to Mary, and had seen the things Jesus did, believed in Him. 46 But some of them went away to the Pharisees and told them the things Jesus did. 47 Then the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered a council and said, “What shall we do? For this Man works many signs. 48 If we let Him alone like this, everyone will believe in Him, and the Romans will come and take away both our place and nation.”49 And one of them, Caiaphas, being high priest that year, said to them, “You know nothing at all, 50 nor do you consider that it is expedient for us that one man should die for the people, and not that the whole nation should perish.” 51 Now this he did not say on his own authority; but being high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus would die for the nation,52 and not for that nation only, but also that He would gather together in one the children of God who were scattered abroad."
In the Jewish tradition, only the High Priest had the authority to appoint the sacrificial lamb. And here Caiaphas is the High Priest, and he is declaring that it is better for one man, Jesus, to die for the nation than for them all to die. Just like a lamb being slaughtered for the sins of Israel. I doubt that's what he was intending to do, but he approved the sacrifice was God was making for His people. I just realized that and my jaw is hanging open. Way cool!
Earrings (made by me)
Blouse (garage sale): $1.00
Skirt (thrift store): $2.50
Sandals ( garage sale): $0.50
Well, Happy Easter!
God Bless you all and continue to open your eyes to His marvelous works! He's pretty awesome!
Teen for the Lord