Thought for the week by pastor Diana Rutherford

by Struthers Cumbernauld

 'Then Jesus and his disciples went into the countryside. Jesus spent some time with them there.' John 3:22

This is the beginning of a very special time for Christians. It is the start of Holy Week. Each day many Christians all over the world take time to remember the last actions and words of Jesus before His Crucifixion and Resurrection. 

It was a time of tremendous sorrow and the words of Jesus have become very sacred and special to many people. The more deeply we understand the pain and suffering of the Cross, the greater will be our entrance into the power of His Resurrection. 

Take time this week to draw aside from the business of life to reflect on His Life. 

We read in these verses Jesus drew aside from everything to spend time with His friends. Can you take time to come and meditate on the One who paid the ultimate price on the Cross for you so you might be forgiven for all the wrong you've done? He can forgive us for every wrong choice we have ever made and every unkind thought we have ever had. He can make us whiter than the snow. His mercy is as high as the heavens; we read His compassions fail not. He is the One who is able to redeem us. 

This is where true soul satisfaction is found - at The Cross. 

We read in the same chapter that John the Baptist said:

'My joy is complete.' John 3:29

You can have this completeness if you take time this week to remember, respect and give thanks to the One who died for you.