Palpable

This piece was written by an old friend of mine. He recently shared this as a reflection prior to the observance of the Lord’s Supper at the church he attends in Tennessee. I hope it blesses you as much as it has blessed me.


Palpable

The tension in the air that night was palpable.

The smell of blood and death saturated the land. Night had fallen, and father wiped a lamb’s blood on the doorposts of the house. Screams and shrieks of terror pierced the silent darkness as mothers wept over the firstborn of their families as they collapsed dead in their arms. The family ate quickly together with tunic on and staff in hand ready to begin an arduous journey into the desert and an uncertain future.

Satan, the ruler of the Earth, was at war with the God of the Universe.

But there in their midst was the lamb and this house would live to fight another day because of his blood.

 

The tension in the air that night was palpable.

The disciples were huddled together in an upper room while a restless city stirred outside. A mob assembled with clubs, spears, and torches itching for a fight. The city was divided over the man Jesus. Some thought him Messiah, and others only saw a threat to their power or worse a blasphemer. In the deepening darkness the forces of evil were marshaling against God.

Satan, the ruler of the Earth, was at war with the God of the Universe.

But there in their midst was the Lamb and this house would live to fight another day because of his blood.

 

The tension in the air this morning is palpable.

Can you feel it? The world tramples roughshod over God’s truths mocking those who believe them. Christians are pressured to be quiet while the world is not intimidated from shouting its message through every screen, speaker, device, and modern day pulpit. We believe the lie told by our Enemy that it’s just fine to sit in church pews once a week just as long as we don’t stand for Christ the remaining six days. We sit idly without vision, passion, or direction. Some choose to give up hope claiming we are losing the battle for the hearts and minds of our generation.

Satan, the ruler of the Earth, is at war with the God of the Universe.

But here in our midst is the Lamb and this house will live to fight another day because of this blood.

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