“Forsaken” – it’s not a very pleasant word. It means to be deserted or abandoned. It is the epitome of loneliness. We’ve all experienced this to some extent or another. We all know what it’s like to be forsaken. To have friends that turn their back on us. We all know the feeling of someone who we love deserting us in some way. Maybe we have felt lonely and forsaken when a loved one has died. Continue reading

A Change of Clothes

Zechariah 3:1-4

Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to accuse him. And the LORD said to Satan, “The LORD rebuke you, O Satan! The LORD who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you! Is not this a brand plucked from the fire?” Now Joshua was standing before the angel, clothed with filthy garments. And the angel said to those who were standing before him, “Remove the filthy garments from him.” And to him he said, “Behold, I have taken your iniquity away from you, and I will clothe you with pure vestments.”

There is a wonderful picture of the gospel here that I’d like to consider… Continue reading