…back on the grind…life as usual…daily routines…Those were 4 cool days to catch up with friends and family for some,for others,they were 4 solid days of withdrawal,reflection and ‘brokenness’ and of course there are those who never noticed those 4 days coming or going!…
Easter is not just another holiday.It has been and will continue to be a turning point for many.There are those who have grown to detest the Christian Faith as a result of the fact that a Good Father would send His one and only Son to die such a Gruesome death and on the other hand there are those who have surrendered their lives to Christ and are touching the lives of many today as a result of the blessedness of Easter…The concept of viewing the glass half empty or full comes into play here to some extent but to a larger extent,understanding the essence of Christs’ undying relentless love comes to play(Apologetics comes in).
Our view of life should take a complete 360 degree turn as a result of Easter.Why?Love was redefined on that cross and on top of that,Life itself was redefined and given a new meaning.Love and Life redefined were beautifully wrapped in selfless giving.Giving was therefore redefined by the Father who sent His One and only Son…Picture that for a moment.
John 3:16 and 17, a scripture I believe we are all familiar with states, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.”
The blessedness of Easter,the result of Christs’ death on a cross brought Salvation to the world…Priceless!
Now that the 4 days marked on the calendar as Easter holidays are over…It’s actually not over…It is not over until you change your ways,forsake your dark days and boldly declare that you are in the world but not of it…REBEL against the ways of the world because Christ Himself,the Ultimate Sacrifice rebelled against laid out norms and created a new normal…Living for eternity.
Romans 12:2, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”
What is GOOD,ACCEPTABLE and PERFECT.How do I discern all this?By the help of the Holy Spirit,our helper.
Until you forsake your earthly treasures,loosely holding onto earthly gains because all these shall pass…they shall grow strangely dim.Until the finished work of the cross is evident in your life;your words,deeds and actions and that all He did was not in vain…It is actually not over…
Gaze deeply into that cross,think through your life,the hurt,the pain,the frustration,the past you barely want to remember and boldly declare, “I choose you!”Let Him be the Lord over your life.Allow Him in!
You are just a conformist, if you are drunk and naked,
driving around on a loud motorcycle, smoking cigarettes and
breaking commandments, getting pregnant out of wedlock.
Everyone has done that, it’s so tired! If you really want to
be a rebel read your Bible, because no one is doing that!
That’s rebellion, that’s the only rebellion left!(Excerpt from Lecraes’ song, Rebel)
I listen to a lot of Lecraes’ songs and I found the above on point!The only rebellion left in this day and age is Reading your Bible and surrendering your life to Christ sincerely,not out of necessity or coersion but out of conviction and grace.
Easter is not just a holiday.It will never be just a holiday.It is not just a movie or another story tale.Easter is Love redefined,it is Life redefined and both wrapped up together in the beauty of selfless giving.
His Love for you and I is so real…too much and too good to be true but it is here with us and that is the blessedness of Easter.It is not just 4 days marked on the calendar.Easter is a continuous experience of His generous,relentless love for humanity.
Easter is Love redefined,it is Life redefined and both wrapped up together in the beauty of selfless giving.
Ryann Darling in her song, I Choose You sings, “In 100 lifetimes Christ would still choose us and in 100 worlds,He would still find us(paraphrased)”…You can run from Him but you cannot hide.Jonah tried to to no avail.God used a Large fish to bring him back to Him(See Jonah 1:1-17).Like a husband devoting His life to a wife or a wife entrusting her heart to her husband,my prayer is we get to a point where we tell God,
“Around and around and around and around I will go but I will never find a love like Yours and so I choose you,my always,my forever…MY ANOMALLY”
Now that Easter is ‘over’…Think about the fact that Christ took the form of man to come to earth and feel the pain,go through rejection,experience hunger and ultimately die the most humiliating death of all time for you and me.
Now that Easter is ‘over’…Think about the fact that death,hell and the grave could not hold Him.On the 3rd day the stone was rolled away and that tomb was empty!He is risen!Seated at the right hand side of the Father!As far as the EAST is from the WEST,He has cast our sins!Halleluyah!…Celebrate His Life,His Death and Ultimately His Resurrection!
Now that Easter is ‘over’…It is actually not over…
THIS IS ACTUALLY WHERE IT STARTS.
He is worthy of our praise!Watch this beautiful song by Mercy Masika,Wastahili(You are worthy)…
Great week ahead!
Remember,Its’ not over because,THIS IS ACTUALLY WHERE IT ALL BEGINS.
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