“……and you say THE ONE will stand up for us?”


Lenten Journey – Day 44
Biblical Scripture: John 13:21-32

Open Invitation to Join Terri from
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5-Apr-12: John 18:1—19:42

After Jesus had spoken these words, he went out with his disciples across the Kidron valley to a place where there was a garden, which he and his disciples entered. 2 Now Judas, who betrayed him, also knew the place, because Jesus often met there with his disciples. 3 So Judas brought a detachment of soldiers together with police from the chief priests and the Pharisees, and they came there with lanterns and torches and weapons. 4 Then Jesus, knowing all that was to happen to him, came forward and asked them, “Whom are you looking for?” 5 They answered, “Jesus of Nazareth.” Jesus replied, “I am he.” Judas, who betrayed him, was standing with them. 6 When Jesus said to them, “I am he,” they stepped back and fell to the ground. 7 Again he asked them, “Whom are you looking for?” And they said, “Jesus of Nazareth.” 8 Jesus answered, “I told you that I am he. So if you are looking for me, let these men go.” 9 This was to fulfill the word that he had spoken, “I did not lose a single one of those whom you gave me.” 10 Then Simon Peter, who had a sword, drew it, struck the high priest’s slave, and cut off his right ear. The slave’s name was Malchus. 11 Jesus said to Peter, “Put your sword back into its sheath. Am I not to drink the cup that the Father has given me?”








“……and you say THE ONE will stand up for us?”







All friends, all critters, all unfolk, all ears, all Crookeye, all nose

Did pull and stretch and reach and screech in the upward way.

All questers did gather just one breath to catch, a ‘fore they goes

More steeply, more peeply, scarce knowin’ whether to sway.



“Oh, did ye hear that shout, that bout of blunder o’er yonder?”

All huddled in worry o’ rough bodies burstin’ through rock.

“Oh, now ye must march on, ye friends, ye must not ponder

“To stop or wander, for The One just now forded ye a block.”


33 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. totsymae1011
    Apr 06, 2012 @ 10:18:58

    So sorry I’ve not visited in awhile. I’m not at home and my internet’s running very slow these days.

    Hmmm…”whether to sway.” What’s wrong with living a little dangerously? You know. you have to have fond memories to cherish of those youthful days. 🙂

    • granbee
      Apr 07, 2012 @ 06:03:36

      Oh, dear Tots: how fabulous to have you back here! There is a difference between living boldly and passionately–and downright dangerously to where there is permanent harm! Swaying so much as to go off the edge of one of these cliffs our critterly friends are climbing past would NOT something we could look back on fondly! Let us hold to each other in friendship, as HE held fast for us! Happy Easter!

  2. becca givens
    Apr 06, 2012 @ 14:29:08

    I am so grateful and overwhelmed – He stood up for all of us … endured what He did — all out of LOVE, although utterly innocent! Lovely message today, granbee!

    • granbee
      Apr 07, 2012 @ 06:05:56

      Yes, dear Becca, I am just blown away TOTALLY by knowing He stood up for us ALL so unquestioningly! No sword will be allowed to pierce our immortal souls because of what HE did for us all! Happy Easter and Happy Anniversary, dear Sister Becca!

      • becca givens
        Apr 08, 2012 @ 04:48:48

        Had to re-visit … 😀
        Thank you, granbee for the wishes!!!
        I finally have you bookmarked so I can get to you easier — can’t seem to find you readily on Twitter!! (Operator error – LOL)

        • granbee
          Apr 10, 2012 @ 02:19:39

          Becca, you can find any your followers or folks you are following on Twitter just be typing in their Twitter handle in the search box: ex: @granbee is me. That will give you ALL of that tweeter account’s tweets! Also, you just click “follow” on the top left hand black border of any wordpress blog, it will send email notifications to your email inbox of new posts and/or comments on that particular blog! Sometimes, you have to hover your mouse over the top of the worpress blog to get the black border to drop down.

  3. willowdot21
    Apr 06, 2012 @ 17:53:47

    Old Crow swarked, “I saw, I seed, I seed saw and I grieve grieve grieve. ” What cried our questers all ears and eyes to know. All mouths shut tight all tongues held in vices!! Tell tell us now!
    Old Crow again with a tear in his eye, ” I saw Jesus that is the name given to the one the son of the One and the son of Mary. He was in his favoureded garden all drapes and crapes and flowery flowerings called Gethsemane. ” Oh! all OOS and ARRAS and tuting and shoving to to hear our questers grew nearer. Old Crow swallowed and went on. ” Judas one of the twelve brought the soldiers and the priests to the garden he betrayeded the one our one, God’s ONE Mary’s One.” All no’s and na’s and hizzing of breath from our questers. “thirty pieces of gold ” continued Old Crow all trembly wembly .” thirty pieces of gold and a kiss. Peter tried to start a fighty a scuffly roughly but he the one said “no I must drink from my fathers cup I must take all that I was told will come to pass” and so they took him our Jesus our one , God’s One, Mary and Josepth’s One.” All silent all quiet all strongly marching on with the march no time to think too sad to think tooo bad to think onwards too much to do!!

    • granbee
      Apr 07, 2012 @ 06:08:53

      Oh, my dearest sister willowdot: You have me crying all over again with your more-than-heart-wrenching and fabulous paraphrasing of today’s scripture lesson! I posted this late yesterday afternoon and immediately jogged off to my church’s Maundy Thursday communion service and cried all the way. Now you have me at it again–Thanks Be to God at how His Word, His Living Word, moves us and shapes our beings.

      • willowdot21
        Apr 07, 2012 @ 16:03:38

        Amen to that, I am a Christian but never been one to push my beliefs yet I have to say I feel like someone is at my side helping me write these replies and my attempts at Easter posts. I am so glad to have met you along the way…. and joined your quest. 😀

        • granbee
          Apr 10, 2012 @ 03:08:17

          OH, willowdot, you have just made my entire Easter Week by saying these wonderful world of committment to our quest here! Which is nothing more than “Feed my Sheep” and “love one another as I have first love you.” Our quest is to find the places that will bring enough light into our souls to empower us to love this way.

          • willowdot21
            Apr 10, 2012 @ 14:43:09

            Thanks granbee that is all we need a little light to help us on our way. I hope you had a blessed Easter . I wrote about Jusdas, Jesus in the Garden, Pontious Pilate , the cruscifixion and the Glourious Greatings of the Ressaurection ,I just wanted to approach them in a different way , not sure if I was right to but we do as we think best at the time. Be well and happy this week .XXXX:D XXXX

            • granbee
              Apr 10, 2012 @ 22:16:33

              willowdot, sounds as though you had a most spirtiually enriching Easter. I am playing catchup, still!, today and will soon comment on your posts. Have a MOST blessed and wonderful Easter Week, as we liturgical churchfolk call this week following Easter morn, Day of Resurrection. We celebrate Resurrection all week!

  4. Cat Forsley
    Apr 07, 2012 @ 00:50:40


  5. cottonbombs
    Apr 07, 2012 @ 04:50:25

    Rose! Onwards and upwards! March on Crittered soldiers!

  6. Thomas Davis
    Apr 09, 2012 @ 04:06:21

    And so we all march on toward Easter day.

    • granbee
      Apr 10, 2012 @ 02:21:16

      Yes, indeed, Thomas–so we march on to the most glorious of all days for Christians–Easter morning,when the three women found the stone rolled away from the tomb–and Jesus risen in victory over death (for us all who so choose to believe and confess Him!)

  7. writinggomer
    Apr 11, 2012 @ 08:16:31

    I finally got back to granbee’s house….
    Good stuff, thanks!

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