I have sat here and looked at this blank page trying to figure out what words I can write that could describe the selfless act- the indescribable love that God has for us and gave to us through the blood of His Son Jesus. I can’t seem to find any. I can’t find any words to describe the anguish Christ must have felt in the Garden of Gethsemane as He pondered what was ahead of Him- the pain of death vs. the joy of you and I having the ability to be brought back into fellowship with God so that we can receive everlasting life as well as walk in victory here on earth. What words could adequately portray the persecution, the rejection, the shame, the torture Christ took for me? What can I write to help us visualize how Jesus was repeatedly beaten beyond recognition, forced to carry a cross on His back all the way up to Calvery and then willfully and forgivingly hung to His death in front of His mother, His friends and His enemies? What words can I write that could convey the victory, the power and the authority that became ours after Jesus arose from tomb conquering hell and death? Somebody give me some words. I can’t find them. I am overwhelmed! I’m in awe! Today I am speechless! All I can say today is Worthy is the Lamb of God!!!!
He Is Risen (And So Am I!)
Here it is Easter. For us, it’s not about Easter eggs, bunnies, new clothes, and baskets. For us it’s a day to celebrate what we should be celebrating every day. It’s a time where my family and I celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. What words can I use to express and reflect the greatness, the power, . . . What an awesome . . . Well, there are no words to describe the awesomeness of what He did for us. Thank You God!
As I thought about the resurrection of Jesus, I remembered that the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead has raised us (for those who believe) as well with Him. I begin to think about what area’s of my life are in need of resurrection? What have I allowed to die in my life that needs to be brought back alive? Do my dreams need resurrecting? Are my hope and faith fully alive? Am I operating in purpose? Am I fully alive?
This is my challenge: To allow God to breathe new life into me. With new life comes new energy, fresh revelation, new hope and new faith to pursue God and the completion of the work that He has purposed me for.
What about you? What needs to be resurrected in you? What dreams have you allowed to die? What work needs to be completed in you? I want to challenge you to take an inward journey and discover those answers for yourself. As you discover them, know that God is there waiting to breathe the breath of life into you. He is saying, “Get up! Now is the time to finish the work! Now is the time to show My power and My victory in your life. You may have been down for a little while. People might have counted you out. Some wept over you. Some celebrated the fact that your dreams have seemed to dissolve. Oh, but get up and get ready! It is not too late! It’s the perfect time for your resurrection!”
Thank God that Jesus was resurrected. He got up! And because He got up, I can to. I am risen! Risen from the past. Risen from whatever held me captive. No longer am I wrapped up and sealed behind the stone- the stone of fear, the stone of oppression, the stone of whatever! So, don’t look for me to be in that place, although it might be where you last saw me. Don’t look for me in the tomb! I am not there! My stone has been rolled away. I am no longer bound but I am free to be fully alive- free to complete the work of my Father! Thank God for His resurrection power!!
Wendy M. Reynolds
Mark 16: 6 But he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is RISEN! He is not here. See the place where they laid Him.