HE. IS. RISEN!
What a great day, another year of remembrance of what Christ did 2000 years ago. It still boggles the mind; sovereignty of God who knew it advance that by giving man free will, He was giving opportunity to His own rejection. Yet, God understood then, what man understands through maturity. Relationships are a choice.
Thus, in understanding the evil that exists in the world and in the hearts of man, how can one acknowledge our broken condition yet deny that we need a Savior?
For as the lyrics go...
"If it's up to anyone of us, we'll never get out of here."
We like to think it depends on us.
We like to believe we can do it on our own.
Weakness is for other people.
Yet our own strength will fail us.
The only way for renew is, in fact, to call upon the name of the Lord.
For even though soldier standing at the foot of the cross acknowledged the truth... a nearly instant revelation immediately following the last breath of Christ.
Indeed, this was the Son of God.
In that moment, he knew his sin.
He knew he needed a Messiah.
And yet, Peter had not preached the solution. Repentance.
For there is One Savior. One Truth. One Way. One confession.
On this Easter 2017, aka #effectiveSunday, may many more experience the revelation of the Roman soldier. Pray today would be a revelation day for the saving of many souls; for indeed we do need a Messiah. May today be a celebration in Heaven and Earth, of our Risen Lord and what He accomplished for all humanity through His death and Resurrection. May we made anew and alive in Him, as we confess with your mouths and believe in our hearts, that Jesus Christ is Lord. Pray today would be a declaration heard around the world; that this season would not be another holiday turned for the commercial benefit of economy but the confessional transformation for eternity.
We need a Messiah.
And one was given to us.
Through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Who takes away the sins of the World.
For the glory of God.
Just a man, attempting to fulfill God's plan. Husband, Dad, Dreamer. Blogger.