The Unlocking

This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin.
Hebrews 4:15

Shrove Tuesday. Here begins the season of Lent. I've decided to read again the wonderful book by Adrian Plass, The Unlocking (God's Escape Plan for Frightened People). I love his humour and down to earthness. He never side steps issues, is honest, and calls a spade a spade.

"For those of us who value our salvation (and there are still a few of us still roaming the Jurassic Park of Christendom) it is worth reflecting today, as we scrape the pancake mixture off the ceiling and get cross because forgot to buy any lemons, that we are about to remember a period of  forty days when the whole salvation plan could have failed completely. Jesus was truly man, and therefore must have been capable of giving in to temptation. If this was not so, his ministry in general, and those forty days in particular, become a nonsense." p12.

Comments

GrandmaK said…
I always have such great resolve at the beginning of Lent...Hoping this year I will do better at keeping it. Wishing you a providential journey too! Cathy
Kansas Bob said…
Great thought Mike. It is inspiring to me that Jesus overcame temptations of all sorts.
Steve said…
Thanks for this.
Pietro said…
"Jesus was truly man, and therefore must have been capable of giving in to temptation. If this was not so, his ministry in general, and those forty days in particular, become a nonsense."
A really fundamental consideration.
deena said…
Todays lentern daily reading was from Hebrews4 The lord experienced a whole range of our temptations yet was without sin.He stands to give immediate and sympethetic help when we are tempted.