Why did He have to come? Ask Him yourself…
“But Peter stood at the gate outside.” John 18:16
Omission is just as bad as commission. Looking on or acting on. Looking away or looking towards. Our gaze determines our infidelity- where are we looking now?
One of my most beautiful and precious friends asked me this profound question yesterday, “why did He have to come?”
Of course she knew the answer to that question, but asked me from a Judaic perspective. I had to sit with that question for awhile as I made a pathetic attempt at an answer. But all I could muster up was my story.
I told her that in my own journey, my initial seeking after God became more religious in nature- wanting to keep kosher, keep the shabbos and invest myself in all of the Jewish regulations. The more I tried, the more I failed. And in any event, as a woman, I would…
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