Thursday, April 1, 2010
In the Christian faith it is our “ super bowl” as my pastor likes to say. I didn't really emotionally connect with Easter until a few a years ago….I get a little teary-eyed now. I appreciate the moment now, it means something to me now.
I grew up in church…so its not like I didn’t know what it was all about or why we were celebrating it. You got a Easter dress, a Easter basket and you go to church and thank Jesus for coming back from the dead. Sounds a little callus …I know…let's be honest shall we?! I am still a little callus when it comes to life, but that is different story for a different time. I never realized why someone would die for me, why someone would love me that much, why someone would even care what happen to me at the end of all this. But then in the last couple of years me and Jesus have gone throw something’s. I have dealt with some things , I have wrestled with Jesus, I have been healed of some scars…I have been wooed by the creator of the universe because I was finally at a point were I had no more excuses not to have a real relationship with him.
I worship Him and yet I still doubted him....but I never gave up hope.Hope in Him, hope in what He has for my life, hope that I can be good enough to receive what he has for me.
So, after me and Jesus took care of some business, I began to appreciate the idea of new life and what it really holds for me…what it really meant for Him to be able to give that to us. I am tearing up right now typing this. He was hung on a cross, he was beaten, spit on, yelled at, laughed at, humiliated…all for what? That he might save us from sin, death and even ourselves. And in return we ignore him, just talk to him when we want something, is to scared to have a real honest relationship with Him because we don’t want the responsibility of it all. How lame is that on our part, how hurtful that must be to Him and yet He still comes back to us ….waiting for us, wanting us, wooing us, protecting us.
I say this to myself…lets make time Him, so we can come to realize what his resurrection really means to us personally. I have said it before I and will say it again….Jesus has saved my life on more then one occasion…its about time I start living my life that He has given me.
Easter is more the Easter dresses and Easter baskets…..I think it is about more then I will truly ever comprehend. I do know this. I am grateful for him hanging on a cross for me.I believe in Him, I worship Him and I don't want to be so scared of what He has for me.
Below is the Apostles' Creed, we say it every Sunday in church...and every Sunday it's all I can do not to burst out in tears when we are saying it.
The Apostles' Creed
I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
the Maker of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord:
Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost,
born of the virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
wascrucified, dead, and buried;
He descended into hell.
The third day He arose again from the dead;
He ascended into heaven,
and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost;
the holy catholic church;
the communion of saints;
the forgiveness of sins;
the resurrection of the body;
and the life everlasting.