Look Up!

I came into the world for this: to bear witness to the truth

Isaiah 52:13-53:12; Psalms 31:2,6,12-13,15-17,25; Hebrews 4:14-16,5:7-9; John 18:1-19:42

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Good Friday, A

A famous singer, after a severe bereavement, went to India in search of peace. There she visited the famous Indian poet, Rabindranath Tagore, whose works had been a source of inspiration to her. When it came time for her to leave, she asked Tagore if he would like her to sing him a song. The poet was delighted, of course, and waited to hear what song she had chosen for the occasion. As the song began, Tagore and a second guest were startled to hear the words of an old ìSpiritualî fill the air:

ìWere you there when they crucified my Lord?
Were you there?
Oh, sometimes my heart begins to tremble.
Were you there when they crucified my Lord?î

The second guest was deeply touched by the experience. When he retired, he lay awake long past
midnight thinking of the song and the scene it referred to — the scene at Calvary that had taken place under those…

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