Before I get started I wanted to share with you that I will be guest posting on a blog soon. There is a young man named Michael Jaymes and he has invited me to post on his blog while he is gone on his senior trip. You can find his blog at the link below.
If you get a chance head on over there and give his blog a read. Take the time to comment and give him some positive feedback. I know you’ll enjoy it as much as I do. He has a lot of wisdom for a young man and he’ll challenge you to be all you can be. I’ll let you know the date that my blog post over there will be coming out.
So, this week has been the holiest of weeks for Christians. It’s the week we celebrate Passover and Jesus’ death and resurrection. A lot of people mark this week with different kinds of celebrations. In our family we celebrate a Messianic Passover.
I’ve written a post about that before, you can read about why we celebrate Passover HERE.
Can you imagine, the fate of all humanity was dependent upon these three days. If Jesus didn’t die, there would be no way for us to get to Heaven. Now the way is open to anyone who is willing to accept him as their Savior. It’s the ultimate story. I can tell you that every day I think about what Jesus did. How could someone be so willing to give up their own life for me? The bible tells us “No greater love hath man than this, than to lay down his life for his friends.”
That’s love. Love doesn’t think about itself. I believe while he hung on the cross he thought of each person individually. You might ask, how could he think of that many people? While he was human, he was also God in the flesh, and he could do anything. He could have called a host of angels to take him away, but he followed through. He defeated death. I don’t think we quite grasp that. Death is defeated. It cannot hold us. Jesus rose from the grave, fully alive. We too have the same hope.
I heard on the news this morning that 90,000 Christians died for their faith in 2016, that’s 1 every 6 minutes. They are giving everything. Friend, are we willing to give everything? If we can’t answer that question with yes then we aren’t worthy. Being a Christian is serious business. It’s not just going to a building and being seen. It’s not about dressing our best. It’s not about our beautiful buildings. It’s all about snatching others from the fire, as it says in the book of Jude.
As this holy week comes to a close, lets determine to make a difference. Let’s tell others about Jesus. You may think they’ve heard it before, or that they don’t want to hear about it. If God leads you to do it, then he’s already working on their heart. Allow him to use you. Pray for the opportunity. We need to tell as many as we can about Jesus and pray that God saves them.
Mark 16: 15-16
15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.