. . the Lamb that was slain from the creation of the world. . .” –Revelation 13:8
When He walked,
The shadow He cast
Of a blood-drenched
(c) 2000 Latayne C. Scott
The prophet Isaiah made it plain that it wouldn’t be the appearance of the Messiah that would draw people to Him. There would be something else–a quality that couldn’t be captured in a portrait or a description. Even the disciples who met Jesus on the road to Emmaus after His resurrection didn’t recognize what was special about Him at the time, just that He’d had a tangible effect on them. How fortunate we are that it wasn’t Jesus’ looks or even His “charisma” that drew people to Him, for those things no longer are here with us on earth. His words and His power, though, linger like a sweet, persistent perfume, blessing us even two thousand years later.
May this “incite” bless you as we approach Easter.