DayBreaks for 5/29/18: A Shocking Vision
Perhaps you’ve seen the movie, “The Green Mile,” starring Tom Hanks. In that movie, Tom Hanks plays a prison guard who is in charge of the section reserved for death row inmates. His staff cares for the inmates, and escorts them on the night of their execution to the electric chair. The name of the movie comes from the color of the floor…and how long the walk must seem to those who are condemned to die. The movie certainly gives one moments of pause as the inmates are taken, when their time has come, to the execution chamber. The way different characters responded to their approaching fate was thought-provoking, and as I am prone to do, I tried to put myself in their place.
Perhaps that’s why I found Don Everts writing in The Smell of Sin so intriguing. Here’s what he had to say: “Our sins are immense and we are guilty. We are tried and convicted, and it’s a death sentence. And our time has come and the guards are stiffly escorting us down the long hallway to the electric chair that rightfully awaits us. Dead men and women walking. And when we round the last corner, the guards simply have to let us go…because the chair is already in use. Jesus is in it. And he’s being electrocuted.”
God, have mercy on us.
PRAYER: Jesus, what can we possibly say that will begin to express our thankfulness for what You have done for us by being executed in our stead. We are amazed at such love! In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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