All things new

Last night we watched the movie “The Passion of the Christ”.  I have seen this movie about 5 times or so…and each time something else grabs me.  Granted…it is a hard movie to watch.  The flogging scene and the crucifixion scene gets harder and harder to watch each time, but I force my way through those scenes because it shows me how much Jesus loves me and how serious he was about his mission.

But what grabbed me this year?  It came during the scene when Jesus was carrying his cross through the streets.  At one particular moment he fell down and Mary came running through the crowd to Jesus (as a flashback scene shows she did when Jesus fell down as a child).  When Mary got to Jesus she spoke something to him and Jesus responds, “…today I make all things new“.  I got goose bumps as I thought of what Jesus truly did for us.  Wow!

All things new…indeed.  Praise be to God!

What does it mean to you to hear Jesus say “I make all things new”?


6 thoughts on “All things new

  1. That (Rev. 21:5) is my favorite verse in the Bible. My favorite line in the movie is when Mary Magdalene (I think) asks, “How is this night different from all other nights?” I’ve only seen it once.

  2. You are one of the few Lutherans I know of who likes this movie. I too, appreciate it and think we’re so far from the event and its time that we’ve sanitized it. As LTSG’s dean says, we’ve “Eastered” over it.

    Thanks for sharing.

    • Each year I wonder if we will show this and each year I am thankful for the new things I see or hear.

    • Agreed. Too many people don’t really know or understand what Jesus truly did and gave up for us.

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