Well, it’s been quite awhile since I’ve written an entry here and it’s WAY past time for an update.
In the past week, both Trevor and Vinny were in drama productions in their schools. Last Saturday and Sunday, Trevor played the Mayor of Wonderland in ‘The Wizard of Wonderland’. Kind of a Alice meets Dorothy…they did a very nice job! And this past Thursday and Friday, Vinny was part of the chorus in his schools adaptation of Hansel and Gretel. It was a nice family time!
Trevor is full swing (no pun intended) into Baseball, with practices. Both Vinny and Hope want to do Rec league baseball this summer, so it looks like it’ll be a busy one! Brittany is getting pumped for prom which is a month away, but she’s got her dress, shoes, etc.
In Hebrews 5:7 it says ‘During the days of Jesus’ life on Earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with loud cries and tears to the One who could save him from death’
Wow! What a portrait! Think about that for a minute…Jesus is in pain and He was on the stage of fear! Jesus is cloaked, not in sainthood, but rather, cloaked in humanity. Fully God and yet…fully human.
The next time despair or pain or fear finds you, it might do you well to remember Jesus in the garden. The next time you think that no one understands, reread the 14th chapter of Mark. The next time your self-pity convinces you that no one cares, pay a visit to Gethsemane. And the next time you wonder if God really perceives the pain and the sorrow that prevails on this dusty little planet, listen to Him…He’s pleading on bended knee, sweating droplets of blood, among the twisted trees.