When the Time is Green ( by Carley Evans )

After being scourged, Jesus struggles to carry the cross to Golgotha. A man named Simon, who is from Cyrene, is recruited from the crowd against his will. The cross is put on him, and he is forced to walk behind Jesus. Jesus remarks to the women who are mourning and wailing over Him, “If men do these things when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?” (Luke 23:31, NIV) He warns these women of Jerusalem not to weep for Him but to weep for themselves and their children. “You think things are bad now; wait til I’m gone. One day, you will envy the barren woman. You will look to the mountains and beg them to fall on you. You will seek cover under the hills.”

Jesus says men are evil. Even in His presence, knowing His goodness, men crucify Him. Jesus warns that if men will behave in this manner when He is on earth, then think what they will do when His physical presence is gone. Of course, much evil has befallen Jerusalem and the world since Jesus. I’m certain women in concentration camps in Hitler’s Germany mourned that they had ever had children; that children suffered such horrors. Oh that the hills might have covered them all.

“Surely the day is coming; it will burn like a furnace. All the arrogant and every evildoer will be stubble, and that day that is coming will set them on fire,” says the Lord Almighty. “Not a root or a branch will be left to them.” (Malachi 4:1)

 

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8 thoughts on “When the Time is Green ( by Carley Evans )

  1. 3rdCultureChildren says:

    really glad I fount your blog… Here is a post that I prepared last year, with unique images from the largest open-air theater in the world, with the full Passion of the Christ re-enactment… Hope you enjoy it, and feel free to let me know your impressions. Greetings from Brazil

  2. lambskinny says:

    Thanks Third Culture Children. Carley

  3. Jeff says:

    Good post, Carley. I can’t bring myself to click “like,” though. it’s truthful, but painful.

  4. mtsweat says:

    Wow, you have put this one well, Carley. Jesus’ words have been documented, verified, and validated by history books. It is horrific to consider the depths of depravity humanity can lower itself to. Yet, Jesus warned beforehand. God bless and thanks for bringing the truth.

    I see we were both responding to Matthew 10: 42 at the same time. Thankfully, we gave answers that agreed.

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