Tuesday, April 12, 2011

(lent) 11


was the first manned spacecraft to land on the moon was Apollo 11.

in the mockumentary This is Spinal Tap the amplifiers go up to 11.

number of players, per side in soccer, football and cricket.

day, month and hour in 1918 in which World War I ended. November 11th @ 11 am signaled the official end with an armistice. November 11th (in the U.S.) is now Veterans Day.

day in March 2011 when an earthquake and tsunami decimated Japan.

day in September 2001 when terrorist attacked the United States.

page in the Service Record Book of an enlisted Marine for writing down disciplinary actions.

number of Academy Awards won by the films Ben-Hur, Titanic and The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King.

number of faithful disciples. Judas Iscariot betrayed him. Although, technically, 10 of the remaining loyal disciples still deserted Jesus before and during his crucifixion and death. We know that Peter denied him three times, but the others, according to scripture, disappeared, too. Only John stuck around. perhaps that's why he was referred to as 'the one whom Jesus loved.'
because he was there... in Jesus' greatest time of need.
he was there... to witness the agony.
he was there... to comfort Jesus' mother.
he was there... to receive final instructions from Christ - to care for Mary, his mother.
he was there... to hear the seven sayings from the cross.

he was there.

are you willing to take that risk to keep that close to Christ?
be still and reflect.

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