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“Listen carefully to what I am about to tell you: The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men.”
This is the second time in the same chapter that Jesus predicted His soon-coming death. He had fed the five thousand, heard Peter proclaim He was the Son of God, had taken Peter, James, and John onto the Mount of Transfiguration with Him, and cast-out demons from a boy, and then He said it for a second time, “I’m about to be delivered into The Hands Of Men.”
“The Hands Of Men” on that day was not a good place to be delivered into. This was a signal from the Lord that He was about to be crucified by men. He was perhaps cursed and spat upon by women for all we know at the last hour, but indeed He was crucified by “The Hands Of Men.” Those Hands Of Men are still not safe places, even after some two thousand years since the crucifixion of Jesus. People are cruel outside of faith in Christ. And, if they aren’t careful, even after faith in Christ, people can turn their faith into a religion of sorts and terrorize others in the name of God. Right now, in this season of American living, we’re seeing The Hands of Men reaching out to hurt others. My heart is broken, and my cries for help from the Lord will not cease until the Prince of Peace is praised by ALL MEN everywhere.
This AM, I humbly cry out to You to come down and once again bring peace in the midst of this strange storm. Only You can provide the justice and respect people are so desperate to receive. I’m waiting on You, Lord. Whatever You will for me to do, I am Yours. Amen