Tuesday, March 30, 2010
What happened on Holy Tuesday?
Holy Tuesday-The example of the fig tree. (as posted by CPH)
Jesus’ disciples see the withered fig tree on their return to Jerusalem from Bethany. Matthew 21:20-22. When the disciples saw it, they marveled, saying,“How did the fig tree wither at once?”And Jesus answered them,“Truly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what has been done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ it will happen. And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.”Mark 11:20-21As they passed by in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered away to its roots. And Peter remembered and said to him,“Rabbi, look! The fig tree that you cursed has withered.”
We are reminded this Holy Tuesday that we are the withered fig tree. Our faith is dead without Christ and the reason that Christ had to die was because of us being those weak vessels that quickly wither away.
Lord have mercy today as we celebrate our Lord taking us withered vessles and making us His redeemed. Lord have mercy