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 2014年04月23日    
 
以西结书37:1-14
沉默的一天
“他使我从骸骨的四围经过。谁知在平原的骸骨甚多……他对我说∶‘人子阿,这些骸骨能复活么?’” 结37:2-3

  在耶稣被钉十字架以至复活,当中有一整天,祂沉默不语,因为祂已去世,被埋在坟墓里,无声无息。

  对祂的门徒来说,这种沉默却是震天价响。他们撇下了一切,三年以来跟随耶稣公开传道,已相信祂就是基督 —— “永生神的儿子弥赛亚”(马太福音16:16;参14:33)。当耶稣骑驴进入耶路撒冷,群众兴高采烈地贺祂为王时,他们对耶稣的期望达至顶点(马太福音21:6-11)。

  但现在,距离不足一星期,一切顿成泡影。门徒目睹耶稣被罗马兵丁捉拿及带走;他们看见祂被钉十字架的极刑,也看见祂惨痛的死亡。然后,马利亚和耶稣的母亲,还有其他人,都目睹祂那没有生命气息的身体躺在坟墓里。

  他们的希望和梦想现在不过是一堆枯骨,在他们绝望之中,希望还可以重燃吗?

  耶稣的朋友很快会发现,唯独耶稣有能力把死亡扭转为生命。

  然而此刻,一切都是沉默无息的。

祷告

父神,有时祢好像沉默不语,我们感似毫无指望。但求祢叫我们知道,即使当我们感到绝望时,只有祢有能力带来希望;即使面对死亡,只有祢有能力扭转它为生命。奉耶稣的名求,阿们。

(听歌默想: 耶稣今已复活 (诗歌特赞队) 土豆   YouTube )

标签: 节日,旧约,以西结书
Ezekiel 37:1-14 以西结书37:1-14
the day of silence 沉默的一天
"I saw a great many bones on the floor of the valley. . . . He asked me, 'Son of man, can these bones live?'" —Ezekiel 37:2-3 “他使我从骸骨的四围经过。谁知在平原的骸骨甚多……他对我说∶‘人子阿,这些骸骨能复活么?’” 结37:2-3

On the one full day between his crucifixion and resurrection, there were no words from Jesus. He was dead and buried in a tomb. His voice was silent.

For his disciples, the silence was deafening. They had sacrificed everything to follow Jesus for the three years of his public ministry. And they had all grown to believe that he was the Christ—"the Messiah, the Son of the living God" (Matthew 16:16; see 14:33). Their expectations had peaked when Jesus had ridden into Jerusalem with the crowds shouting, cheering, and proclaiming him King (Matthew 21:6-11).

And now, less than a week later, it was all over. The disciples had seen Jesus arrested and hauled away by Roman soldiers. They had seen him sentenced to be crucified, and they had seen his grisly death. Then Mary his mother and some others had seen his lifeless body placed in a tomb.

All their hopes and dreams now seemed no more than a valley of dry bones. Could hope ever rise again in the midst of their despair?

Jesus' friends would soon discover that God alone has the power to resurrect new life in the face of death.

But, for now, all was silent.

  在耶稣被钉十字架以至复活,当中有一整天,祂沉默不语,因为祂已去世,被埋在坟墓里,无声无息。

  对祂的门徒来说,这种沉默却是震天价响。他们撇下了一切,三年以来跟随耶稣公开传道,已相信祂就是基督 —— “永生神的儿子弥赛亚”(马太福音16:16;参14:33)。当耶稣骑驴进入耶路撒冷,群众兴高采烈地贺祂为王时,他们对耶稣的期望达至顶点(马太福音21:6-11)。

  但现在,距离不足一星期,一切顿成泡影。门徒目睹耶稣被罗马兵丁捉拿及带走;他们看见祂被钉十字架的极刑,也看见祂惨痛的死亡。然后,马利亚和耶稣的母亲,还有其他人,都目睹祂那没有生命气息的身体躺在坟墓里。

  他们的希望和梦想现在不过是一堆枯骨,在他们绝望之中,希望还可以重燃吗?

  耶稣的朋友很快会发现,唯独耶稣有能力把死亡扭转为生命。

  然而此刻,一切都是沉默无息的。

Prayer 禱告

Father God, there are days where you seem silent and we feel that we will never know hope again. Show us that you have the power to bring new life where all we can see is despair. In Jesus' name, Amen.

父神,有时祢好像沉默不语,我们感似毫无指望。但求祢叫我们知道,即使当我们感到绝望时,只有祢有能力带来希望;即使面对死亡,只有祢有能力扭转它为生命。奉耶稣的名求,阿们。

(听歌默想: 耶稣今已复活 (诗歌特赞队) 土豆   YouTube )

註: 為了使中文閱讀更流畅通顺,讀者更受益,每日箴言採取意譯,在有需要时,也會刪除部分英文原文.
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