Easter Reflections with Pastor Lyndsay Part III

Meditation on Luke 23:32-3

Withholding Nothing

Written by: Sharon Garlough Brown: An Extra mile p373

  1. What emotions rise within you as you watch what is done to Jesus? What do you want to do? What do you want Jesus to do?
  2. Which aspects of the cruelty is most disturbing to you? Why?
  3. Jesus permitted everything to be stripped away; his reputation, his dignity, his clothing. He clings to nothing; he withholds nothing. Not even forgiveness. What do you cling to? What do you withhold? Why?
  4. What is Jesus inviting you to relinquish? What is Jesus inviting you to offer?
  5. Offer your response to God in prayer.

Take a walk in your neighbourhood and reflect on the following:

  • What do you notice about your reactions to praying with this text?
  • What does this text reveal to you about Jesus? Your own heart?
  • What are you being invited to release to God? Offer to others?

“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the son of God, you love me and gave himself for me” (Galatians 2:20).