Today our actions will preach a sermon to all those we meet. Will our actions speak of love or of judgement, of grace and mercy or of indifference? Will our sermon be short and snappy or will it be our temper that is short and snappy? What will you preach today?
With God there is…Refuge for the frightenedRest for the tiredHope for the hopelessPeace for the restlessComfort for the grievingSalvation for the dyingSignificance for the insecureLove for the unlovely Grace for the fallen Friendship for the lonely Security for the scared Healing for the wounded Safety for the defenseless Wholeness for the broken Wisdom for theContinue reading “With God…”
Had I just heard what I wanted, desperately, to believe Had he really said that this man that I nailed to a cross was now alive I hardly dared believe that this could possibly be true We made our way to the place where they had laid His body Where I had seen them putContinue reading “Easter part four”
I found myself enduring the longest day in my history, in all of history A day held in tension between death and life, between the end and the beginning He had told us it was finished but a few said that this was not the end Some said He had raised a man from theContinue reading “Easter part three”
The laughter grew like a cancer within my very being Changing from joy to hysteria and finally to deep pain As my eyes rose to this face of anguish mingled with dignity As I heard Him speak and as I saw each pained breath Slowly, oh so slowly, I began to realise something ofContinue reading “Easter part two”
Today, this very day, I picked up a hammer And with all the might I could muster from within my being I swung that iron block onto a nail That iron spike ripped apart the flesh it was aimed at That iron spike pierced the skin of the one laid before me I swung againContinue reading “Easter part one.”
When life seems helpless and hopeless seek the one for whom life, on the outside, looked completely without hope as He was beaten, whipped and hung upon a cross, yet overcame, even death itself, to give us a true and certain hope.
Jesus never again has to hang, suffer and die upon the cross. “It is finished” was His cry. The cross is behind Him. Our sin has been, once and for all, dealt with. Nothing can now separate us from God apart from our non-acceptance of what Jesus suffered and died for. Jesus offers a cleanContinue reading “The Past is Dealt With”
We often see the crucifixion through the eyes of Jesus. We see how He must have suffered. We understand a little of the pain He had to endure for us. We even think about the temptation that Jesus must have had to say “enough is enough” and climb down from the cross and relieve himselfContinue reading “Greatest Time of Need”
As Christians death need hold no fear. Jesus not only paid the price for all our wrongdoings on the cross He then went on to conquer death. For those whose faith is in Christ, death is now no more than a doorway from the land of the dying to the land of the living.