Easter Meditation: “The Day it All Went Down”

Dear Friend,

Please find below an Easter Meditation for all year round by my good friend Melissa Haigh called, “The Day it All Went Down.” Read and enjoy.

Much Love,

Warwick Marsh

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Today is the day it all went down,

Last night it started.

The conspiracy,

The mock trial,

The Crown of Thorns!

The whipping while I was on all fours

The blood dripping

The stripping of my flesh….

 

The Trial….

My silence

 

Yes, I do remember it well

 

My weeping at Gethsemane

My blood dripping,

The angels visiting,

Strength returning.

 

My “friends”, “family” not able to stand with me,

Sleeping, not praying…no strength.

 

Then the shemozzle,

The confusion.

Peter’s sword…. ear bursting, spraying blood,

HEALING

Everyone falling to the ground to the words,

 

I AM!!!!

 

The young man running naked

Yes, I remember, ……but with no pain, no regret

 

The walk through My Beloved City

Bound, Captive, Burdened, Mutilated

BY CHOICE, BY LOVE

 

Collapsing – there- just no strength!

Then, precious Simon came

And came all the way to Golgotha

 

The pain of the nails….

 

Was nothing to the pain in my heart

Seeing Mary suffering,

But, there was no other way!!

 

That pain……was physical

The greater pain……was my Father’s face turned away…

It pierced deep, so deep – ETERNALLY deep.

 

Even to my last Breath

I offered life

To the thief who asked…

To Mary… who didn’t,

To John…. who obeyed.

 

And then…

IT WAS FINISHED!!

The price was paid!

IT WAS DONE!!

Forever, precious men and women

Saved!

 

HOSANNA! SAVE US! WAS DONE!

 

Lucifer! Finally defeated!!

3 Days – setting beloved free

3 Days – opening Prison Doors

3 Days – Unlocking chains

 

Then – I myself released by Father’s Power

BACK TO LIFE

 

Standing in the Garden,

Stone rolled away by angels.

Mary came!!! Oh, so precious,

She is so sweet – so astounded – so glad it was her who saw me first!

 

Then my men came!

Dumbfounded, struck with awe, incredulity

Bowed, kneeling, sobbing

Tears, Joy, Fear Gone!

Belief restored!

Grief gone!!

When I put Thomas’s hand in my side – a “bit of a Party Trick”

He, I so loved- forever Thomas is now mine

I know what each of them needed

Just like I do you….

Just like they were born for that appointed time in History….

 

So are you… this is your time…

Follow me, walk as you do…this is your time….

I have prepared you for this time….

RUN! RUN! RUN!

As Peter did……. RUN!

 

Joy be your trademark

When you are with me….

Let your sound be JOY, JOY, JOY!

 

I love to hear your laugh

With JOY deep from within, it

Brings much Joy to me

Makes that pain so worth it all….

 

Seeing you enjoy My life, My Presence

My Assignments, My Creation

 

YOU BRING ME GREAT JOY!!

 

JESUS!

 

Melissa Haigh (received during worship)

Passover Eve 19/4/2019

Cairns. Australia: https://www.facebook.com/melissa.haigh

By |2019-04-25T07:33:42+10:00April 20th, 2019|Authors, Faith|2 Comments

About the Author:

Warwick Marsh has been married to Alison Marsh since 1975 and they have five children and eight grandchildren; he and his wife live in Wollongong in NSW, Australia. He is a family & faith advocate, social reformer, musician, TV producer, writer and public speaker. Warwick is a leader in the Men’s and Family Movement, and he is well known in Australia for his advocacy for children, marriage, manhood, family, fatherhood and faith. Warwick is passionate to encourage men to be great fathers and to know the greatest Father of all, the Father in whom “there is no shadow of turning.” He also blogs at Just a Man.

2 Comments

  1. Cathy Goulding May 15, 2019 at 1:37 pm - Reply

    It is impossible to use words to describe what Jesus did to rescue me from the snare of sin but these words of Melissa come close. If I didn’t understand the horror and destruction of sin her words would wash over me with no real impact but I have heard Jesus voice and I have felt His pardon. His sacrifice means everything to me.

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