Friday, April 14, 2017
Hope For A Hurting World
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end;they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23
Each of us is subject to good days and bad days. It is just part of life. When going through things try to imagine someone who may have a worse off situation. Jesus on the cross for instance. Now that is the ultimate. It is hard to understand why this day is called 'Good Friday' when it was the day our Lord was bludgeoned to death and nailed to a cross.
Jesus gave His life willingly so we might be saved and have life. Beaten, bruised, whipped, spat upon, kicked, scorned, you name it he endured it. Wow, for you and me! He died for the worst of the worse yet how many people give him hardly a passing thought? Sure some grew up in the church but you don't inherit heaven just because gramps and granny and your parents took you to church. You have to ask Him into your heart. Being a certain denomination doesn't guarantee you a place in the heavenly kingdom either.
So this weekend do more than make an appearance in church, eat ham,and hunt for eggs. Search your heart and make sure you are right with the Lord. Have you truly asked Him to be your Lord and savior? If not do it today. Don't make Easter just a religious ritual.
PRAYER: I can't even imagine what you endured for us Lord. I am ashamed that at times I don't even give you any time during my day or maybe five minutes. Every thing else becomes more important. Forgive me Lord and help me prioritize each day so you have a key place in it. In Jesus' name. Amen.