Friday, April 10, 2009

This weekend is special to those who profess faith in Christ. It
represents one of the darkest moments in human history and yet
provides the brightest light for all mankind. When we think of the
sacrifice God made for us, our hearts should be deeply moved. Too
often, this is not the case. It seems that we fail to understand the
price that was paid for each of us and the life available through the
sacrifice made.

It is sad that so few people outside the Christian community are not
touched by the passion of Christ. Wickedness pounded Him fiercely in
the scourging, the crown of thorns, the nails piercing His sacred
hands, and hanging between two thieves crying out to His father,
"Forgive them, for they know not what they do." I cannot understand
how that does not bring every person to their knees with gratitude for
such love.

It is my prayer that those who honor Him during this Easter weekend
will honor Him every day of the year by receiving the sufficiency of
His death and the forgiveness He offers at this very moment. I pray
that all of us will allow His life to be expressed through us. Christ
in us is truly the hope of glorifying and magnifying God as the
wonderful Father that He is.

We need far more than the recognition of a holiday. We need to receive
what God has offered and submit to His purpose in our lives. May the
Jesus who died and was raised come alive in the hearts of all who have
not yet believed and may those of us who believe become living
demonstrations of the power of His death and resurrection.

(These words were written by James Robison. Please read them carefully and prayerfully.)


Sassy Granny ... said...

And to think He did it all for us! That marvelous, lavish fact never ceases to humble me.

Have a blessed & joyous weekend of remembrance.


bp said...

The title you chose is so fitting for this, for today, for this weekend.

It always touches me to read the words Father forgive them. When we watched the play this week and I heard that line, it really came alive to imagine agony much worse than what was portrayed before us and yet for Him to still say forgive them.

Ms.Daisy said...

Beautiful music, words that have the power to heal. Thank you, Clif.

He is Risen Indeed!