"Since dawn, three ropes had hung black against the rising sun."
What has been the fascination of humankind to observe and make sport of the execution of another? I've always found the idea of going to a execution and watching another die in such a manner to be distasteful. But I know of others who want these type events to be televised and looking back on history it is obviously a choice many have made.
If we look back to the Bible the crucifixion of Jesus and the two criminals was an event not to be missed. What is it in us that makes many of us delight in another's pain and humiliation?
I believe that it has to do with what Thomas is struggling with in this series. We have a problem with trust. There is always someone out there ready to undermine us for their own gain. But this is not so. Jesus didn't come to undermine us. He came that we might be raised up and perfected in His sacrifice. Through Jesus life became something more than it had been. Life was restored but only if we can accept that it is not a gift of fallen man but a gift to fallen man. We must search out the answers to our questions to find life because we all have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God and the gift of God is eternal life but we must accept it.
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Visit all the tour stops during this 3 day CSFF tour which runs from January 18th - 20th.
Gillian Adams Julie Bihn Thomas Fletcher Booher Beckie Burnham
Janey DeMeo Theresa Dunlap Victor Gentile Nikole Hahn
Jeremy Harder Ryan Heart Janeen Ippolito Becky Jesse
Jason Joyner Carol Keen Emileigh Latham Rebekah Loper
Shannon McDermott Meagan @ Blooming with Books Megan @ Hardcover Feedback
Rebecca LuElla Miller Anna Mittower Eve Nielsen Nathan Reimer
James Somers Steve Trower Phyllis Wheeler