What is Jesus saying personally to me today – Sometimes it tastes like vinegar
Jesus fulfilled everything that He has been asked to do knowing that it was going to be excruciatingly difficult. If we look at Gods instructions or the act that he asks us to do in isolation, we could say its unfair or even unreasonable, but what we don’t see always see is what the end goal might be. We have to trust that all the things that God asks us to do, believe they are justified and that it leads us to one place and one place only, to Him, even if it tastes like vinegar.
Thank you for speaking to me Jesus
How do I respond to what Jesus is saying personally to me today?
He asks me to forgive my father and to write to him after not hearing from him for 22 years, further more he is asking me to tell him that I love him. This is going to taste like vinegar that’s for sure. I have to do this and trust that this request from Jesus leads me closer to him and ignore the taste that is already in my mouth. I have hesitated and today Jesus provides me with a reminder, no more putting it off.
I have said yes, then I have hesitated.
Fortify me, encourage me,
and strengthen me to become your instrument of love.
Give me the words, provide for the message that you yourself would say in this instance.
Guide me and I will obey
Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary of Magdala. Seeing his mother and the disciple he loved standing near her, Jesus said to his mother, ‘Woman, this is your son.’ Then to the disciple he said, ‘This is your mother.’ And from that moment the disciple made a place for her in his home.
After this, Jesus knew that everything had now been completed, and to fulfil the scripture perfectly he said, ‘I am thirsty.’
A jar full of vinegar stood there, so putting a sponge soaked in the vinegar on a hyssop stick they held it up to his mouth. After Jesus had taken the vinegar he said, ‘It is accomplished’; and bowing his head he gave up his spirit.
It was Preparation Day, and to prevent the bodies remaining on the cross during the sabbath – since that sabbath was a day of special solemnity – the Jews asked Pilate to have the legs broken and the bodies taken away. Consequently the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first man who had been crucified with him and then of the other. When they came to Jesus, they found he was already dead, and so instead of breaking his legs one of the soldiers pierced his side with a lance; and immediately there came out blood and water.