He Is Risen!

He is risen Indeed!

This has been the Easter cry for over 2000 years and we shout it out again today.  The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the biggest thing to happen to humanity ever.  Not only because Jesus walked out of the tomb, but it shows us how God does not abandon us, ever.  Yes we face hard times.  Yes there are troubles.  Yes there are times when we think we are alone, but God is truly with us – even when we don’t recognize His presence.

Too often we try to do everything ourselves – we try to control the situation.  But truth be told, we cannot do this.  We are unable simply because we cannot control everything that happens.  Time and events that happen are not always within our control.  But God is the sovereign Lord of the Universe.  God is in control, even when things go wrong.  And if God is in control, and if God loves us, than ultimately God will carry us through.

This Easter season take some time to allow this story to enter your heart.  Take a moment and really think about this.  If God did not allow Jesus to remain in the grave – He will not allow you to be completely alone in your situation.  He is risen!  He is risen, indeed!

Holy Week

The great parade has ended.  Jesus has entered Jerusalem with the crowds shouting “hosanna”.  What a wonderful day it must have been for the disciples and the crowds.  Yet for Jesus, it was a day that would be overshadowed by the rest of the week.  For Jesus, betrayal was just a few days away.  But first he would celebrate Passover with his disciples in an upper room.  He would change the blessings of the bread and wine and he would wash his disciples feet. Holy week has begun.  How will you remember the events of this week?

Lenten journey

We are just a few days away from Palm Sunday – when we celebrate Jesus entering Jerusalem in a great parade.  The people were shouting out great things to him, but in a few days, they shouted “crucify him”.

Often we live the same way.  We proclaim our belief in Jesus, yet act differently.  As we approach Palm Sunday, lets do so waving our palms and crying out “hosanna”, and when Monday comes, lets live like we mean it.