Moments of Recall……………..moments of prayer

After the Crucifixion, they were huddled in a room, afraid of the crowd. On the third day the Master had made himself visible. They now began to believe that if they followed his teachings they too could conquer death. But they lacked the strength to go out. For fifty days they stayed locked in this room recalling everyday – the five events on that fateful day. They continued to recall these events for the next fifty days until it was Pentecost a prominent day in the Israeli calendar celebrating the giving of the Law on Sinai. As they were busy discussing the Laws, the Holy Spirit descended on the Eleven. This got  them to set out into the world to preach the words of their Master. But as they did the past fifty days they would singly recall the moments of the Friday that was. These Five moments of recall with time turned to Five times of Prayer remembering Eisa. Below are the moments of recall………..
They gathered at the appointed hour. The Master was being hounded by his tribe. He called the twelve dearest to him for the Passover Meal. He wanted them to recall this supper after he had gone. He announced where he planned to spend the night. Past midnight walked into the garden of olives. It was a good place to be.The night was long and he was tense. Finally he decided he had to let it happen. This was his understanding with the Father. It was then that he saw himself surrounded by men wielding the torch. It was dark at the hour when the search ended and Judas identified the Master with a kiss. This moment of betrayal that is remembered at every Dawn. The First Moment of Recall
Next morning, the assembly brought the Master to the Governor under charges of subverting the nation, opposing taxes to the King, and making himself a king. The Governor authorizes the leaders to judge Eisa (Jesus) according to their law. They would have none of it and demand sentence. Pilate hands Eisa (Jesus) to be crucified in order to forestall a riot (Matthew 27:24-26). The sentence written is “Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews.” The hour is fore Noon. The Second moment of Recall.
There he is crucified with two criminals (John 19:17-22). Eisa (Jesus) agonizes on the cross for six hours. During his last 3 hours on the cross, from noon to 3 p.m., darkness falls over the whole land.With a loud cry, Jesus gives up his spirit. (Matthew 27:45-54) It is After Noon. The Third moment of recall.
It was sunset.Joseph of Arimathea took Eisa'(Jesus) body, wrapped it in a clean shroud,and placed it in a new tomb carved in the rock( Matthew 27:59-60) They rolled a large rock over the entrance of the tomb.Then returned home and rested.The descent from the Cross.The Fourth moment of Recall. They are shocked by the crucifixion of their Master, as they revisit events of the day. Prior to retiring for the day, they look up to the words of the Master.This alone is consolation.The fifth moment of Recall. The five moments  of recall down centuries has turned to Five times of Prayer. They do this till date.

About rproy

Writing has been my Passion like Painting,Photography and the other Fine Arts.Engineering has been a necessity and Medicine a fulfillment.
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