It’s spring and the waters swell across the land. The tricky fox saunters through the marsh. One step-at-a-time he draws closer towards a nesting goose. Her mate is nearby waiting to lunge, if necessary, to protect the next generation.
I no longer can stay uninvolved. Stepping out on the deck I cause a clamor. I throw insults towards the predator. He stands staring looking indifferent. Goose remains settled in an awkward position, waiting for the results. What will become of her welfare?
Madness in the crowd swells. It’s Passover once again. Days before, a timid donkey arrives carrying a Precious Package. The people roared with great cheers. Then, within a short time, the cheers turned to jeers. The donkey is gone, along with people’s worship. The multitude have been swayed. Waters of deceit washed over the only One innocent of sin, Jesus.
Several confrontations took place. False accusations were hurled, whips were flung and punches were thrown towards the Son of Man. Step-by-step He dragged the cross down dusty streets which had once welcomed Him.
He had wept for the people. Spent long days of pouring out compassion on them, which left Him exhausted. He healed body and soul, to anyone who was willing to hear His great message.
Then out of complete obedience towards His Father He sacrificed Himself for the crowd and all of mankind. Was He concerned for His well-being? No, it was the people He came for and would die for.
The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.John 10:10