Today is the day when 50 years ago the then current President of the United States of America was cut off in his prime. A waste of life, energy talent etc. We remember with the sadness the bitterness of the violence of men and the devastation it produced in a home, a government, a nation and across the world.
It reminds me of the abrupt cutting off another life - Jesus of Nazareth. Rumour and conspiracy theorists may tell us that people knew in advance of JFK's sudden demise. That may be open to debate but one thing is true the scriptures had predicted the death of Messiah (Jesus Christ) millennia in advance.
Daniel writes in chapter nine verse twenty six that 'shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself'. That could either mean - 'his demise was not as a result of anything he had done' or 'the reason for his demise was not to benefit himself but on the behalf of others'. Both are true.
The old song says 'he died that we might be forgiven, he died to make us good, that we might go one day to heaven, saved by his precious blood'.
Can you say 'he died for me'?
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