“……and are you SURE we need to throw this old scroll away?”


Lenten Journey – Day 41
Biblical Scripture: Hebrews 9:11-15
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2-Apr-12: Hebrews 9:11-15


11 But when Christ came as a high priest of the good things that have come, then through the greater and perfect tent (not made with hands, that is, not of this creation), 12 he entered once for all into the Holy Place, not with the blood of goats and calves, but with his own blood, thus obtaining eternal redemption. 13 For if the blood of goats and bulls, with the sprinkling of the ashes of a heifer, sanctifies those who have been defiled so that their flesh is purified, 14 how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to worship the living God!

15 For this reason he is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance, because a death has occurred that redeems them from the transgressions under the first covenant.








“……and are you SURE we need to throw this old scroll away?”




Now and again and over again did critters mull and skull o’er the lessons of Crow

and Bird and Fly and Raggedy One and all critters so marked and sparked by this quest.

Now and again, then again did one critter hum to the other about what to stow

and what to toss over the crested side of trip and struggle and buggle calling for their best.


“Oh, lookee, lookee, ye blinding bats of critters, what be this, what see this old skin?”

“Oh, kick that ol’ skin o’er the side, ye wonderin’ folk,” called down Ugly Bird.

“Oh, no more need for such an ol’ scroll,” agreed Old Raggedy,”‘Tis no bettern tin!”

Agreed Old Crow:”Ye have new scroll, new plan, new print for life bought by Living Word.”


11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. willowdot21
    Apr 03, 2012 @ 19:59:30

    It be so hardsey to take on changes, to take our mindskies and soulsies up out of their ranges! “All you need to tell them Old Crow ( as you are the nearest to me at this time and that only by my choice so get ye no inflated ideas about yourself)” said a voice only for the ears of Old Crow. He scoulded, crawed and nearly sulked but lukily for him he listened! The One began again, ” I ask you to throw out the old ways because my fathers ways are so much stronger and only they are true. Be big, be brave as you will be tested as will I be before much longer . Dear , Dear Critterly, ugly feathered , pokey eyed, raggedetaggety, lost and bewildered you have so much to do! ” With that He was gone and a wind took the old scrolls leaving the new and the true, and so the job was done. Then with much haggeldy, faggeldy , that we have come to love our unfolks, took up their burdens and advanced towards the light and the city?

    • granbee
      Apr 04, 2012 @ 00:37:22

      OH, willowdot, we ARE advancing towards the City of God–but it is a long ways off yet. We won’t arrive there until Christ the King Sunday, the last day before Advent of 2012, okay? So wonderful to have Old Crow passing on the messages and keeping all critters in line, right? I love the way you wrote this particular comment, by the way! Am I ever going to have to share royalties with you, dear girl!

  2. Christy Birmingham
    Apr 03, 2012 @ 23:52:32

    I am thinking this post is about change, and altering our own ‘scroll’… which can be very hard to do! I know many people that resist the idea of change and even more so when they have no control over the changes.

    • granbee
      Apr 04, 2012 @ 00:38:54

      ChristyB, I really love the way you took the surface lesson of tossing out the old strictures of Judaic Law because Christ is the New Law–and went deeper into our human psyches regarding change in general. Yes, it is SO hard for us, isn’t it? Wonderful mediation upon this post, Christy! Thank you for sharing it here with all of us.

  3. writinggomer
    Apr 04, 2012 @ 22:22:26

    Out with the old, in with the new.
    Ever stop to think that Christ changed first before us? Jesus was always and still is God. Then He came here to us and became man and God at the same time.
    Just as Christ changed, so we must change. Put off the old man, and welcome the new.
    Good post Rose. 🙂

    • granbee
      Apr 05, 2012 @ 01:25:49

      Hooray for putting on the NEW MAN, for each of us, just as Jesus became fully human while remaining divine, for our sakes! So wondrous and mind-boggling to be NEW like this, right Brother Greg? Thank you so much for your continued support here.

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