I think we can all agree that there’s a lot of this kind of confusion in our world today. People don’t know who they are or what they are anymore. It’s both bizarre and super sad to watch.
We should also remember that just because God is delaying in answering our prayer, doesn’t mean He’s disinterested or we aren’t worth His time, or He doesn’t love us. Sometimes, as we’ve seen, it may be necessary to delay in order to effect a greater purpose.
"It was Palm Sunday when I got the text from my sister that my dad would not be long for this earth. His body was slowly, but surely disconnecting from this physical realm we call life."
Speaking of the resurrection... Glory to God in the highest! In John, chapter 20, Mary Magdalene is at the tomb on the third day after Jesus’ crucifixion. As she sees the stone rolled away, she immediately runs to tell Peter and the other disciples. The problem is, she is carrying an earthly message, not a …
"You may have had the “worst day of your life” recently or even many years ago, or just yesterday, and since you can’t change what happened, you are trapped in the tomb of that event. We have to get past the “day in between” and have faith that Jesus will bring life into every situation."
When I was younger I just couldn’t wrap my mind around the whole “Good” Friday thing. I mean, an innocent man died a horrible death on a cross 2000 years ago. What is so good about that? I’m sure I wasn’t the only one who thought that way. Maybe there are people thinking that same thing today.
The fact is, the “Good” that we commemorate in Good Friday is the result of the cross, not necessarily the experience of the cross itself. As a result of Jesus’ death, all people who come to God through Jesus can now have forgiveness of sins and ultimately, eternal life. The “work” on the cross was something that only the Son of Man/the Son of God could do. He was perfect and sinless, and when He died on the cross, His work was finished.
When Jesus willingly gave up His life on that cross…
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"The cross wasn’t the sickness, it was the remedy. It wasn’t the crime, it was the way to pardon. The cross was not the problem, it was the only righteous solution; it was not the END, it was the beginning, and the ONLY WAY for us to be forgiven."