Friday, June 4, 2010

Did you just spit on ME??

Oh the things that happens to me...As most of you know I work in Washington, DC and today during lunch I went to run an errand within the city limits and was simply waiting for a parking space in an underground garage with my signal (like a good driver) and this male in a mini van started cursing me out because he claimed he couldn't get by and that there wasn't space (when he had plenty of space). I'm not kidding when I say he had demons in him because it was as if I had killed his newborn child--he was so angry!! I tried to move a little and he still stayed and kept cursing me out and he opens his window and I open mine as well to tell him that he can fit and that is when he hacked up a lot of phlegm and SPIT ON ME! It was a lot of spit...luckily I didn't have my window all the way down so the filthy spit sprayed my car window and it hit a portion of my hair and forehead...Amigos, I had never felt the way I felt in that instant before and I mean never. It felt as though I had been violated and essentially felt dirty.

I instantly thought of Jesus when he was on Calvary and how He got spit on not just once, but various times and He didn't have a car window to partially block Him, but He was fully exposed and got spit on everywhere... There is no way I can compare myself to Jesus because what He went through was on a totally different level, but knowing how it is to be spit on is horrific and just having a little taste of what Jesus went through for many hours puts things into perspective for me spiritually...Our Savior went through so many unspeakable things during the last hours of His existence on earth and all for us. And if it had to die just to save ONE person, He would have done it...Amazing...

So, I feel like when I sin it's almost like "spitting" on Jesus because sin is so disgusting and vile...I don't know about you, but I personally don't want to "spit" on Him anymore...This unique situation also made me remember this passage in the Desire of Ages that I absolutely love and think we should all act upon it more often:

"It would be well for us to spend a thoughtful hour each day in contemplation of the life of Christ. We should take it point by point, and let the imagination grasp each scene, especially the closing ones. As we thus dwell upon His great sacrifice for us, our confidence in Him will be more constant, our love will be quickened, and we shall be more deeply imbued with His spirit. If we would be saved at last, we must learn the lesson of penitence and humiliation at the foot of the cross."
Desire of Ages; page 83.

I pray each and everyone of you are truly Blessed this Sabbath...

XoXo,

Nissy

6 comments:

  1. wow...it is truly an amaizing experience....i don't know how i would have reacted had that happen to me but i am glad that you reacted the way you did. God truly manifested his character in your reaction. Let us all pray for that spirit and humbleness that you showed.

    God bless you!

    Fausto

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  2. Last night i was driven to the gospels once again to re-examine the excruciating experience that Christ could have dealt with. How little do we forget about his experience. After two hours of reading, i decided to read E.G. White's chapter on "Calvary." I read things that i have often missed.
    This article not only takes us back to the cross, it affirms our victory in Jesus Christ.
    Thank you.
    It makes sense, it truly does.
    May I suggest, this reminds us that we continue living on earth. Not everything looks like RED ROSES. But, because Christ is Risen, there is a hope that sustains us.

    Lord bless

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  3. Wow!if only everyone had the same thought~(Andrea C.)

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  4. Nissy what a nice note. Well, the spiritual application part anyways. It must have been so infuriating being attacked that way. I just got a mental play-by-play of the whole thing as I was reading your blog. I love how you were instantly reminded about Jesus. That's what makes the difference in a Christian's life as opposed to a non-believer, or someone who "believes" but doesn't actually have a relationship with Christ. God can transform all the horrible experiences we face in this sinful world, and spin it around for it to have a positive outcome. It's so comforting to have Him near when the life's hard times roll around. God bless you! Thanks for sharing!

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