Luke 23:48-49 When all the people who had gathered to witness this sight saw what took place, they beat their breasts and WENT AWAY. But all those who KNEW him, including the women who had followed him from Galilee, STOOD at a distance, watching these things.
It was on Good Friday that I first came across the above scripture. And it been the day of remembrance of Our Lord Jesus’ death, I had even thought about writing my thoughts from this scripture verses…but somewhat, I found another topic to write about. However, I told myself that sometime in the coming week, I would write from the above verses. Little did I know that it was the Lord who had restrained me until the proper time.
You see, the first thing that I notice which made me cry when I read the above scripture, was that even though many people who had gathered at Calvary had witnessed the events that surrounded Jesus until his death, many of them never STOPPED nor PAUSED to reflect on what had happened. For them, it was something unusual…but not strong or captivating enough to hold them back from the NEXT adventure in their lives.
Thankfully, there were those albeit a few who KNEW Him, not just about the miracles He performed but that He was the SON OF GOD…that He deserved the honor and loyalty due Him and much more. At the darkest hour of His life…and as He breathed His last, they were PRESENT. They STOOD at a distance, watching and taking into account all that they has seen.
So…this week, as my country mourn for the loss of Our President, his beloved wife and many other lives that were lost in the plane crash…the Lord asked me to LINGER ON…to stand and watch from a distance. Why…because I KNEW these people…and as public servants to this great country, they deserve our honor….as it was in life…and so also in death.
I WILL LINGER ON… until the Lord says move on. Bear with me…as I STAND here…in this place for a time.
GOD BLESS AND THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR LOVE, KIND WORDS AND PRAYERS FOR OUR NATION!
Gladwell Musau Kozak