My offering is titled a F.I.N.D., an acronym for my Faithful, Inspirational, Nostalgic, Devotional blog. Let’s journey together through the brighter side of life, especially as our world today holds many sorrows and much despair.
Easter week is upon us, the week that begins with Palm Sunday. We remember Jesus entering Jerusalem to hallelujahs, riding on a donkey, humble and very aware of the horror that would unfold. He knew where this ride would take Him… but first the rejection of His followers… the multiple lashes and the crown of thorns… His feet and hands pierced with nails. He hung upon the Cross to die a shameful death, in agony, abandoned by God the Father, our sins upon His back.
For you and for me.
To bear our sins on the cross, the thoughts, words and deeds that separate us from God;
To become the sacrifice that cleanses us and makes us righteous before God;
To give us eternal life with Him, for those who believe and receive Christ as their Savior.
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son,
that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life (John 3:16 NKJV).
How? Christ rose triumphant from the grave on the third day, denying the power and sting of death.
Hallelujah, He is Risen!!
Now He [Jesus] said to them,"These are My words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all these things which are written about Me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled."
Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, and He said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ would suffer and rise again from the dead the third day, and that repentance for forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem" (Luke 24:45-47 NASB).
Let the adventure begin!
March 29, 2015