Thursday, April 16, 2009

Through the Eyes of Barabbas (Part 2)

The young soldier hesitated. Peering side to side, before leaning forward to speak so only the prisoner’s ears could hear and without drawing attention to them. “That is Jesus of Nazareth; he is some religious crazy man. They said he would teach on the hillside, sometimes talking in riddles and stories. They also said he was some type of miracle worker. He healed the sick and raised the dead. He also did miracles with food, multiplying small amount of bread and fish to feed many people and turning water to wine. He could calm the raging sea and even cast devils out of men.”

Monday, April 13, 2009

Through the Eyes of Barabbas (Part 1)

What was it like to be there on the day Jesus was condemned to death? What were people thinking when they watched as he was beaten and mocked? Did they realize that Jesus was taking the place for them so that they did not have to die in sin? Many writers have tried to put in words what might have happen as those events unfolded.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Hope in the Words of Old

He was sitting on the side of the hill; it was his first night alone with the sheep. The little boy wanted to be brave but he honestly was a little scared. Gathering the little lamb close in his lap, he began to think of his favorite story, the story of the might leader and warrior Joshua. When he was younger, he and his friends would reenact the Battle of Jericho. They would march around in a circle seven times then shouting like crazy and attacking their pretend enemies and proclaim victory! The boy shivered it seemed so easy then to be brave, now as he heard the howl of a far off wolf he didn’t feel so brave.