Sunday, April 20, 2014

An Easter Challenge

HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!

On this Easter Sunday
I challenge everyone 
who celebrates Easter for its real reason 
to sit down and actually ponder the true sacrifice Jesus made for us. 
His death, while real and true and devastating was awful enough. 
But He separated Himself from the Father 
who He had never not been connected to 
to endure THE SIN OF THE WORLD... 
when we look upon ourselves and our lives 
we might think well, I'm not a bad person. 
Yes, I've lied, or cheated, or stolen ... whatever ... 
but I've never killed anyone ... 
Yet, He didn't die to JUST save the people with 'small sins'... 
He died for EVERYONE. 
Think of how that must have felt; 
the burden of all the horror of this world 
and completely disconnected from God.

Luke 23:34 
Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.
Matthew 27:46 
About the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, 
"ELI, ELI, LAMA SABACHTHANI?" 
that is, 
"MY GOD, MY GOD, WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?"
It was at this moment that Jesus was completely disconnected from God 
and feeling the full weight of the world's sin ...
It is not fathomable what He was feeling
But I thank Him every day 
because three days later He ROSE, as He said He would...
And now I will never have to live a life separated or disconnected from Him.
HE IS RISEN!!




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