Several years back this message came to me… And I pray it blesses you my dear friend

More than 2,000 years ago was The Last Supper.  The Question that kept coming to me over and over, and over again was – “If I was sitting at the table during the Last Supper, who would I have been?”

So the next day, which was Good Friday, I wrote this following post. this is indeed one of my favorite blogs and messages when I speak near Easter.

I pray that it speaks to you as much as it has spoken to me each time I read it,

“If I was sitting at the table during the Last Supper, who would I have been?”

Would I have been Peter or John or James or maybe even Judas?

Or any of the others present.

I wondered if I would have been trying to make sure I had a seat next to Jesus at the table or posturing for a seat at His right or left hand in Heaven?

Not a proud moment for the disciples.

There have been times I am sure I have been like all of the disciples at one point or another.

I have done a lot in my life I am proud of and I have also done a lot in my life that I am not so proud of either. But I have never blatantly denied Christ like Peter did, but considering what he faced, who knows?

I simply pray I would never do the same.

I have also not intentionally betrayed Jesus like Judas, but I am sure there have been times that I should have spoken up in a crowd or even in a small group and declared my faith in Christ stronger than I did.

But those of you who know me well, know I am pretty outspoken and opinionated.

Sometimes that is a good thing and sometimes it is not so good!  Even one of my dearest friend’s son’s once pointed that out about me, saying “Miss Corby is pretty opinionated isn’t she mom?”  Funny coming from an eight-year-old who isn’t even your own child.

I recently read in the book Good to Great that Winston Churchill said “It is important to know one’s liabilities even if it a strong personality.”  Powerful words indeed.  It is wise to know our strengths and yes, sometimes our strengths can also be our liabilities.  I wonder if my liabilities would have hindered my relationship with Christ and the ability to see Jesus for who He was.

But still, I often wonder who I would have been during Christ’s ministry and the last days and hours of His life.

Could I have been John the Baptist preparing the way for the Lord?

Would I have let Jesus wash my feet?

Would I have washed the feet of another?

Would I have recognized Christ as the true, one God?

Would I have been one of the disciples that Jesus asked to pray for Him while he went and prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane and yet they all three fell asleep.  Great friends huh!

Would I have truly believed that He was the Way, the Truth and the Life?

Would I have carried Christ’s cross down the Via Dolorosa?

Would I have been John, who stayed at the foot of the cross and later took care of Jesus’ mother?

Would I have denied Christ three times like Peter?

Or worse, would I have not even been a disciple at all, but rather a soldier casting lots for Jesus’ clothes.

And even worse yet, could I have been someone in the crowd yelling “Crucify Him”.

I pray not …

I certainly pray I would have recognized Christ’s holiness and been a passionate, dedicated follower of Him until the very end of my life.

I pray I would have withstood the torturous death that most disciples endured to the very end with dignity.

I want to be a dedicated and loyal follower of Christ.  I want my life to Glorify and edify God and be a blessing to others.

I want to be like John, loyal and faithful until the very end; unwavering at the foot of the cross of Christ. Terrified probably, but none the less a loyal and faithful friend in good times and in bad.

I would like to be Peter, the one that, yes, denied Jesus but the same one whom Jesus said “Upon this Rock I will build my church.”

So on this Good Friday as we remember the suffering of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, you may want to spend a moment or maybe even two, thinking about who you might have been at the Last Supper and where you would spend the day Christ was crucified.

Here is just a bit of what I think …

If you don’t like who you think you would have been, it’s never too late to be someone else.

So dear friends, be blessed and encouraged abundantly today on this Good Friday as we remember that there is a reason you were not at the Last Supper

And that is because God has placed you in this time in history for a reason.

He has a purpose and plan for your life that only you can fulfill.

So now, go fulfill your purpose and be the person God has called you to be

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