but for this Good Friday, i took the baby steps...to maybe start with the making of the film...to have a little glimpse here and there, and to hear the sharing of the experience of the film makers and the actors and actresses, what they went through, esp. the from the guy who played Jesus....
and i could not stop the tears even with small glmipses...i cannot imagine how to go thru the entire film....it seems to be less painful reading the story from the Bible...
however...one scene from the film, which was shown in a church i used to attend during a Easter Sunday service...is this...
when Mary went to Jesus....
as a mother myself...i cannot even begin to imagine the pain a mother had to go thru, having to watch your own child whom you had given birth to, and cared for, and yet knowing all the while, that this was why that baby was born to accomplish, so the mother could do nothing to stop it...to ease the suffering....
and to see Jesus...all the while, with His power and ability, He could have saved Himself, He could have turned away from having to go thru that cruel death...but the truth that, while He could have, He never did, He went thru the pain and the suffering of all that He had to bear all the way to the cross....not because He was forced to, but HE CHOSE TO...willingly....that fact, never fail to blow me away...and He did it for me...He died so that i and my family, my children, can live....He became poor, so that we will become rich....this righteousness with God that i so do not deserve, is all possible, all because of what He did...
for that....i am beyond words....thankfulness...gratefulness....f
1 Who has believed our report?
And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?
2 For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant,
And as a root out of dry ground.
He has no form or comeliness;
And when we see Him,
There is no beauty that we should desire Him.
3 He is despised and rejected by men,
A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.
And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him;
He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.
4 Surely He has borne our griefs
And carried our sorrows;
Yet we esteemed Him stricken,
Smitten by God, and afflicted.
5 But He was wounded for our transgressions,
He was bruised for our iniquities;
The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
And by His stripes we are healed.
6 All we like sheep have gone astray;
We have turned, every one, to his own way;
And the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
7 He was oppressed and He was afflicted,
Yet He opened not His mouth;
He was led as a lamb to the slaughter,
And as a sheep before its shearers is silent,
So He opened not His mouth.
8 He was taken from prison and from judgment,
And who will declare His generation?
For He was cut off from the land of the living;
For the transgressions of My people He was stricken.
9 And they[a] made His grave with the wicked—
But with the rich at His death,
Because He had done no violence,
Nor was any deceit in His mouth.
10 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise Him;
He has put Him to grief.
When You make His soul an offering for sin,
He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days,
And the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in His hand.
11 He shall see the labor of His soul,[b]and be satisfied.
By His knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify many,
For He shall bear their iniquities.
12 Therefore I will divide Him a portion with the great,
And He shall divide the spoil with the strong,
Because He poured out His soul unto death,
And He was numbered with the transgressors,
And He bore the sin of many,
And made intercession for the transgressors.