I'm back in Cardiff, Wales for some time with my family over Easter, and back in local church life for a couple of weeks before heading back out onto the REVELATION tour for the California shows onwards.
If you have some time to reflect on the significance of Easter on the lives of some of the people Jesus encountered on his way to and on the cross, then read about these folk-none of whom deserved to encounter Jesus, and most of whom you and I would have rejected completely:
The High Priest's servant- Luke 22.49-51
A crowd of women-Luke 23.27-31
A thief on a cross-Luke 23.39-43 - you may want to listen to THIEF while reading this.
A Roman centurion-Luke 23.47
All of these are seemingly small and insignificant people in the Easter story, but even on his way to death and in the process of dying,Jesus noticed them and gave of himself - try to put into words what you think he gave to each. Be thankful that Jesus offers you all of those things as well, and determine to live sacrificially-offering yourself to others even when you might be weighted down and pre-occupied by hardship and walking a difficult journey.