We wait for His Rising from the dead.
We are expectant.
We are Hopeful.
Christ who died that we might have life
Christ who loved us enough to give himself to death.
Christ who cares for us.
This song comes clearly to my head:
‘I know , I know Christ is my Lord.
I’ve come to know He died for me.
I say goodbye to the evil world.
I know my Lord will care for me.’
The cross is the focal point. We look up to the cross and see our savior hanging for us.
The cross becomes no longer a symbol of shame but of Hope and redemption.
When He says: ‘It is Finished’, he put to death every sin, every of our past He nailed to the cross.
The cross is the best definition of Love.
It’s Christ loving you, showing you the true meaning of Love. Every act surrounding His death was steeped in Love.
His washing of the feet of the disciple showed his humility.
He still performed miracles while facing death.
He still forgave while on the cross.
Although Christ no longer hangs on a tree, yet He bleeds for us all.
Our sins cause him so much pain. We who call ourselves his friends are the ones who hurt him the most.
We praise him as they did during the triumphant entry yet we are the first to scream: ‘Crucify Him’ with our actions.
We constantly make the sacrifice of the cross a sham, constantly wallowing and roaming in sins.
These sins are not often the ones that are committed in the open, they are those secret sins that pierce the Lord’s side just as the soldier pierced his side.
Yet the same way , water and blood gushed forth from his side after the piercing, is the same way water gushes forth to wash away our stains and sins and His blood to pay the price of our iniquity.
Every year we celebrate Easter, we go through Lent with no changes to our lifestyle.
Yet Easter should be an everyday celebration because Christ rises up again and again in our lives.
Easter is this:
‘All the way to Calvary He went, bearing the cross, carrying our sins, dying a shameful death that we might not have to die. He fell and yet picked himself up. He rose again. He lives that you might live forever’
Easter is the fulfillment of God’s promise.
It’s the hope we all have as Christians
He loves you.
What then is stopping you?
Why do you fall and remain where you are?
Why does loving God amount to mere lip service?
Who do you think you deceive with the insincere attempts at repentance?
Will you continue in sin that grace may abound?
Arise from where you have fallen.
Walk with your limp.
Do not give up.
You are different. You are unique, one of a Kind. You are the child of the KING, the image of the perfect God.
You can do it. You can win this war. You will win this battle.
Fight, Fight and Fight some more.
The devil has no place in your life.
Sin has no hold over you unless you want it to.
The journey of a thousand miles starts with one step.
Dearly Beloved, keep striving until loving and serving God becomes as natural as breathing.
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