Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Luke 19:47-48 -- On Christ's Legacy

"And he taught daily in the temple. But the chief priests and the scribes and the chief of the people sought to destroy him,
And could not find what they might do: for all the people were very attentive to hear him."
Luke 19:47-48

I like this chapter and especially these verses because they show how loved Jesus was.  Earlier in the chapter he enters triumphantly into Jerusalem, with people laying their clothes in the road so that even the colt he is riding on doesn't have to touch the ground.  They are praising him so much that some of the pharisees tell him to quiet people down, and Christ says if he did, that the very rocks would cry out.  Singing rocks is a cool idea, but I love the whole picture here, Jesus and the people on the same page, with the people willing, even eager, to listen.  I think sometimes we forget that the chief priests and the scribes and everyone else in on the conspiracy... they *couldn't* destroy what Christ built.  The foundation was laid, and Christ's legacy continues.  Because of the loss of the priesthood, it got splintered and twisted a little, in so many different churches trying to hold onto pieces of the truth... but the whole world was still changed for the better, and his words were passed down to us, which prepared the way for the priesthood to be restored and for all the pieces to come together and be made whole again. :)
Today, let's remember that no one can destroy what Christ built, and builds still.  Death can't stop him, time can't stop him.  The work moves forward, and if we remain attentive to hear him, he will be able to change us too.  The whole world is, and continues to be, better because he lived, and lives again.

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