I am reading this work of fiction based on history, which is book 1 in a series, for the second time. I don’t often read books more than once but this series has captivated me and I plan to re-read the whole series.
The following is a conversation between Martha, as in the sisters Mary and Martha, and one Leah, a servant who is betrothed to a Roman Centurion…the one whose servant Jesus healed.
I may write more later but felt compelled very strongly to quote this passage and do so tonight. Perhaps someone needs to read/hear this:
“’Mary and I have spent quite a bit of time with The Master. I saw Him teach, I saw Him heal, I saw Him dine with His disciples, I saw Him leave, and I saw Him return. And this is what I think: I believe every moment of His entire life has been spent setting an example. Every breath, every act, every word, carries message upon message upon message. His every instant was meant to bring eternity into the moment and hope to this fallen world. The death of my brother, our time of broken mourning, our loss of hope…’
“It was Martha’s turn to stop and struggle with her emotions. Then she said ‘He did this not only for us, but for everyone who witnessed that day. And for those like you who hear of it. He did this to show that even in the darkest hour, when there is no reason to go forward, no possibility of a better tomorrow, He is there to comfort, to guide, to heal. He brings with Him the gift of hope. Impossible, glorious, joyful hope.’”
Martha, Mary’s sister and Disciple of our Lord
I strongly encourage all follower’s of The Way to read this series. It will give you a whole new perspective on the struggle of those not “raised in a Christian home” must go through when coming to terms with Jesus the Messiah. I believe we, followers, take way too many things for granted.
This series is available in the public library.
In His loving grip,