Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter 365

Back when dinosaurs roamed the earth, and I was a little girl, young girl, I remember watching "The Ten Commandments" every year at Easter.  I suppose when the girls get old enough, they will be watching "The Passion of the Christ;" they're still a little young yet for all that authenticity.  I think many will remember seeing it for the first time, being shocked and moved by its realism and drama.  No doubt, those who were present for the very first viewing almost 2000 years ago were as equally taken aback. 

Funny, talk about becoming engrossed in a movie, the first time I saw "The Passion," I remember hoping for a different outcome; Scott actually exclaimed, "You mean that's where he ended it!!" when the screen went black as Jesus exited the tomb.  The truth is, I wouldn't have had the outcome any other way!  It was Christ's scourging for me that provided the blood, The Perfect Lamb's death that provided the ultimate sacrifice, and His resurrection that gives me victory over death and sin.  Christ willingly, lovingly gave of Himself that I might know perfection in every sense of the word.

As for Scott's temporary "disappointment," as I watched it again the other day I realized, it is from the point of Christ's resurrection that it becomes my story to tell.  From that day it became all about the church, God's people and how we live, and preach, and testify, and minister, and witness to others.  It is for me to take the reins, to continue the selfless acts of Jesus, to tell of His glorious and gracious gift with actions as well as words.

"I pray today, that my Easter is not just about remembering what was, Who reigns in Heaven today, Who is coming back again, but what He expects me to do in the meantime.  I pray for Easter to become an activity in my life.  That despite the number on a calendar, I don't lose sight of the story that was entrusted to me to share every day."

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