"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham

Monday 5 Things…..Convergence…..

A few years ago, around Good Friday, there was a great image floating around online. It was a head; half of which wore a crown of thorns, the other half a crown of gold.  The caption said, “A lot can change in three days.” I found myself preoccupied with the convergence of God’s plan and promises fulfilled that took place between a Friday and a Monday.  Today’s M5T is a redux of some thoughts 3 years ago.

1.  Victory

From a babe in a manger to a cross on Golgotha. From swaddling wrap to empty grave clothes. From a miraculous birth to victory over the sting of death.

2.  Forgiveness

From tears of blood shed from the profound loneliness of feeling forgotten by His father, and spikes that bound bloodied hands and feet, to using the last of His strength and breath to claim with authority the words, “Father forgive them” and “It is finished”.

3.  Stauros

From a stauros dragged through Via Dolorosa toward His crucifixion only to be mocked by the crowds as His mother wept at the foot of the cross.  He hung in the most excruciating and humiliating of ways yet He remained to bear the weight of the sin of the world.

4.  Hope

From the jubilant shouts of “Hosanna in the Highest” to the deepest darkest descent into hell itself. From the enigmatic heaviness of loss, to the elation of new hope from the most holy act of love at a cost we can never fully grasp.

5. Eternity

From the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning to the end. The patient one who asks only that we simply believe, and in turn receive everlasting life because He died….. for us.

Here’s to understanding convergence in your life today and for eternity.

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D. Paul Graham is passionate about people, culture, photography and business.  He has embraced his wanderlust with his travels around the globe, and is at peace with his need for spirited drives in all things automotive.

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