Sunday, April 15, 2012

Rice bath.

Any guesses what's in this bag?

Augh. I feel so bad. Mikey (9) has been looking for his iPod for 2 days (the new one that he just got for Christmas), so today we were all helping him look for it. We were retracing steps, trying to figure out the last time he had it. We knew we'd seen it on Friday after I charged it the night before, and that he had texted Big Hunk that evening.


I spotted a pair of soaking wet jeans on the edge of my bathtub. Memories of the home video I took on Friday as I tossed my fully clothed son in the bathtub run through my mind.

Oh no.

Checked the pocket. Yep. Dangit.

Let's ignore the fact that a pair of wet jeans were left unmoved for two whole days, okay? I set up my phone to videotape, wrangled my gangly, fully clothed 9-year old son, and tossed him into the bathtub where his sister was playing. What do I have to show for it? A soggy $250 electronic.

Nothing good comes from trying to be a fun mom. ;)

Friday, April 6, 2012

What Day Did Jesus Die?

I have posted this a few times in the past, but my son and I were discussing this last night and I wanted to repost. But all we need to know for certain is that He hung on that cross for our sins! Oh how thankful I am.

"Many people have been confused concerning the day of the death of Jesus. We know it was the day before the Sabbath, because the Jews wanted to get Him off the cross before the Sabbath. So traditionally people have believed Jesus died on Friday afternoon. But He had said He would be dead for three days and three nights, and we know He rose on Sunday morning, so that would only be two nights. Several explanations have been offered, but this passage here gives us a possible clue.

John tells us "that Sabbath was a high day." The day after Passover was the beginning of the Feast of Unleavened Bread. The first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread was always considered a high Sabbath, no matter what day of the week it fell on. It was a special Sabbath day.

So I believe that Jesus was actually crucified on a Thursday, on the Day of Passover, with the next day, Friday, being the High Sabbath, the following day being the normal Saturday Sabbath, and the third day being Easter Sunday, the day He rose from the dead. This makes three days and nights. It also explains why His followers couldn't come to the tomb to anoint His body until three days later, as they couldn't do that on either Sabbath. We still celebrate the traditional Good Friday, but technically I believe it should be Good Thursday. "

Pastor Chuck Smith, Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa
an excerpt from The Word for Today Bible

I don't know why all the other times I've read this it made so much sense, but now I'm realizing that in the Bible it says that Jesus had the Passover meal with His disciples, and spent that night in jail, being transported from place to place. So He couldn't have actually died on Thursday? I don't know. But I'm just so thankful He did this for me.