THE CHRISTIAN QUOTATION OF THE DAY
Christ, our Light
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Maundy Thursday
Commemoration of Jack Winslow, Missionary, Evangelist, 1974

We usually think of Jesus in the upper room as calmly and patiently preparing his disciples for their coming crisis; only in the garden are we shown his deep anguish over what lies ahead for himself. But if this verse (“They hated me without a cause.” Ps. 69:4) occurred to Jesus as describing his enemies, surely he was also identifying with the rest of [Psalm 69] with its vivid description of overwhelming troubles and importune cries to God for deliverance. What in the upper room was still under the surface was openly expressed in the garden.
... John R. Cogdell, “The humanity of Jesus Christ, as revealed in certain Psalms”, section V (see the book; see also Ps. 69:1-4; Matt. 26:18,38-39; Mark 14:32-34; Luke 22:42-43; John 15:23-25; 1 Pet. 2:22-23; more at Calm, Deliverance, Easter, Enemy, Jesus, Patience)

 
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