Good morning, friends! And a happy Resurrection Day to you all. :D
In participation with an Easter celebration blog event known as The Third Day, I wanted to share a few random Easter-related things with y'all. Just some things I've been mulling over and contemplating. Maybe you can gain something from it as well, and I'd love to chat about these points with y'all in the comments. :)
For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
~ 1 corinthians 1:18 kjv
• Knowing that Judas would betray him—already had even—Jesus still welcomed him to the table in the Upper Room for a meal. He still bowed low and washed the feet that had went to the Pharisees and sold His life. Still placed food in the palm that clutched the thirty pieces of silver. Still offered drink to the lips that agreed to a price of coin in exchange for the King of Kings.
What kind of amazing, unconditional, agape love is that? I know there's no way we could even begin to love like Jesus did, but...but what if we at least tried? What if we strove a little harder? What kind of crazy-radical impact could we have then? I don't know, but I can imagine it would be more than the talk of the town.
• In order to become one of His, one has to take heed to the message of salvation, has to have faith, has to believe in the bloodied cross and the three day burial and glorious resurrection. Because THAT is Christ. That is the message that brings hope and peace and joy.
• Jesus Christ, the One who healed the lame and blind and demon-posessed. Who flipped over tables and chased the money-changers from the house of worship. Who taught the children and mentored His disciples. Who defeated death, hell, and the grave.
You see... It wasn't all for glory, fame, or honor. He did it for you. All of it—He did it for me. And He did it for you.
When Christ is preached with passion and power, no matter the persecution, profession will be made and His presence will come and bring joy.
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The Third Day blog and social media trend was started by Julia from Lit Aflame. Hop on over to her blog for details on the giveaway! Other awesome people sharing today are...
Lit Aflame: Karis' Testimony // A Guest Post
Soldier Girl Stories: And It Was Good
A Need To Breathe: Testimony
A Passion For Christ: Testimony
Books, Life, and Christ: Testimony
Standing Firm In My Faith: Testimony