Job 40:6 - 41:34
For many years as a kid, I thought I lived in the place where Jesus died. Some of you know the Bible refers to the hill where Jesus dies sometimes as Calvary – well I grew up in Calgary. We used to sing this hymn – At Calvary – Calgary. I used to sing along – In Calgary- I remember thinking it was sure an honor to live in the same city where Jesus died on the cross and was raised from the dead. But then something dreadful happened. I learned to read. I noticed that the Bible stories talked about CalVary and I lived in CalGAry. But did one letter matter that much? I found out it did when I asked my Sunday School teacher “where in Calgary did Jesus die?” He didn’t die here. He died in Jerusalem in Israel. “Israel – is that a community in the south side of Calgary?” No Israel is another country far far away. That’s where Jesus lived and died.
Then I went to the all knowing and all powerful authority to check out this info – my Mom. She confirmed that Jesus was not actually crucified in Calgary but on a hill called Calvary outside of Jerusalem. In a matter of days, my viewpoint had changed. I now believed and told others that Jesus was crucified in Calvary. But I wouldn’t have changed my mind without someone telling me the right information or giving me a greater perspective on life.