About Me

My name is Meredith, and I am the mother of two awesome boys; the wife of a fantastic husband; the band director for 100 students in grades 5 - 12 in a small community in Maine; and a follower of Christ. This blog is a place for me to reflect on what the Lord is teaching me.

Friday, May 20, 2011

"You Can't HANDLE the Truth!" - BTG- Mark 14B

Blogging through the Gospels with Amy from Mom's Toolbox.


Reading:  Mark 14: 43 -72

Scripture:  Mark 14: 61-63

61 But Jesus remained silent and gave no answer.

Again the high priest asked him, “Are you the Messiah, the Son of the Blessed One?”

62 “I am,” said Jesus. “And you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.”

63 The high priest tore his clothes. “Why do we need any more witnesses?” he asked. 64 “You have heard the blasphemy. What do you think?”

They all condemned him as worthy of death.


Jesus wouldn't defend himself, but he did not deny himself either.

The saying   'If you can't handle the answer, then don't ask the question' comes to mind here.  The Pharisees and Saducees were WAITING for the Messiah.  The entire Hebrew nation was WAITING for the Messiah.

When Jesus answered " I AM," the reaction should have been celebratory.  The whole place should have filled with leaping, dancing, cheering -- pinatas, streamers and party whistles!

They were so sure that the Messiah would be like them, that they couldn't see the reality of their Redeemer right in front of them.


I do not ever what to be so adamant about my plan, or my expectations, that I do not see what God is trying to do right in front of me.


Thank you, Lord, for your patience.
Thank you for sustaining me through the busiest week professionally that I remember having -- ever.
Thank you for giving me the gifts, blessings, and opportunities that you have given me.  Help me to have the wisdom and discernment to see what you want me to do.

You are my lifeline.


Tiffany said...

Meredith...thank you for sharing your thoughts on Blogging Through the Gospels. I am really enjoying reading and following along each day.:D

Beth Zimmerman said...

Beautiful! I LOVE what you dug out of this chapter!

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