Clouds #19 The Reason

           “Yes, Hattie,” said Beth on the phone; she held half of her lunch sandwich in her left hand.  “But, this is Christmas time, you know, the 12 days up to January 6th.  Why are you thinking about the resurrection?”

            “This is the first rain we’ve had in weeks.  It poured all the way to church this morning.  But, when I came out from the service, there was some blue sky near the river.  There was a cloudy gray all around the edges, but in front of me it was blue, with wispy white clouds.  It made me think of the sunshine after the storm.  That made me think of the resurrection of Jesus, after His crucifixion.”

            “OK, friend, for you, that makes sense.  You have a good imagination with these praises you find in clouds. What verses did you pick from the gospels?”

            “I haven’t gotten that far, Beth,” Hattie said somewhat sadly.  “Maybe we can look up scripture verses together.”

            Beth took one more bite from her sandwich, then set it on her plate on the table.  Her Bible was at the end of the table, so she and Hattie talked on the phone and looked up verses.

            “Let’s find verses that tell us why Jesus came to earth.  I like John 10:10 b, ‘I am come that they might have life and that they might have it more abundantly’.”  KJV

            Hattie added, “Probably the most famous one is, John 14:6, ‘I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life, no one comes to the Father, but by me’.  Jesus came to show us the way to the Father.”

            “In Matthew, Jesus 9:12-3, Jesus talked about coming for those who are sick, the sinners; the righteous are made righteous through His shed blood.”

            The girls decided to conclude, additionally, with Jesus as the servant.  “The son of man serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45.  “Worthy art Thou…who (didst) ransom men for God from every tribe and tongue and people and nation.”  Rev. 5:9