Monday, September 6, 2010

Crucifixion of Christ Vision

Reflection
Q. Did you think Christ's cross religiously pretty?

CHRIST ON THE CROSS
Art by Daniel Casey, France, 1817-1885

Through all the unbearable pain, visionary clouds appeared and slowly parted left and right. In full living color, between them I could see the bloody head, shoulders, and arms of Christ crucified on Calvary.

His head hung limp to his right side, crowned with long, protruding, jagged thorns, and oh, so bloody! He, like me, bore still more terrible pain. The sight felt gruesome.

Slowly, he turned his head toward me and looked at me. From amidst his disheveled, blood-knotted hair and beard, he looked at me with piercing eyes. A small, delicate smile came across his lips.

Christ smiled at me!

It was then I noticed how round swollen appeared his face and head, like the size of a painful watermelon. My heart cried out for him. No art had ever pictured the swollen head I could see! The vision disappeared.

Offer your pain to Jesus on the cross.”

My daddy always said this as I went through my years of casts and braces. Now, a nine year-old boy, the pain was excruciating as the white-jacketed orderlies attempted to use a burning electric saw to cut through my leg-bound cast.

I told them my vision. One believed and one didn't. I refused the lollipop he attempted to give me as a bribe. The other reached for a nonelectric hand saw and proceeded to cut open my cast painlessly. Gently, he unwrapped the stained cotton around my leg. 
-- Bill Hunt (c) 2010 
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Note to Reader

When you enter in the CORNER RETREAT, your prayers and thoughts are so valuable to our conversation.
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Blessings,
Bill

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bill, you are such an inspiration to me. I read all that you write and know that your relationship with our Savior is born of truth as He works out His life in you. May you continue to touch the hearts of many as you openly share your faith with the One who . . . saves all mankind from their sins . . . the One who desire a deep relationship with those who are lost . . . the One and only One who can perform miracle upon miracle . . . the One who changes lives . . . forever. Amen and Amen! Deborah Belka

BILL said...

DEAR ANONYMOUS DAUGHTER AND DEBORAH,
Thank you both so much for being the first responders.
Yes, Deborah, the objective is to Proclaim the Lord! That's not difficult when we experience so many of his blessings and miracles. Likewise, your writing is so beautiful. I think we are writing our way to heaven to bring others with us, like the Parable of the Sower.
Love in Jesus, Bill