Sunday, April 12, 2009

He Has Risen!

He Has RISEN!!!

Today is a day of celebration! For Today we celebrate Redemption! We celebrate Victory through a Risen Savior! We celebrate the unfailing Love of Christ!

A Celebration is a time for Rejoicing, A time for Praising the guest of Honor, offering Him thanksgiving and we have SO much to be thankful for.

As I read over Scriptures I find…We serve a God who NEVER fails. A God who is our everything; He is our Father, our shield of protection, the sword that wins our battles, He is our Glory and the lifter of our heads. He is our rock, our fortress. He is the DELIVERER of ALL EVIL. Our God is the horn of our salvation, our high tower risen above thine enemies. He is our refuge, our SAVIOR! He is our Healer, our provider and the author of peace! And the greatest of these…He is LOVE! It doesn't matter who you are or what you have done, God is EVERYTHING to those who choose to accept Him. He has promised to be a Father to the fatherless and a protector to the widow. Whatever loss this life has brought to you, God will fill that void! He will correct ALL wrong doing to His children.

His presence, His glory surrounds those who call upon His name. He surrounds us like a heavy fog. All you have to do is just breathe Him in! God is everything that is good, Everything that is honest and Everything that is true!

Yet, our Savior was persecuted, ridiculed. He was beaten, tortured, spit upon. He was cut, slashed, stabbed. Our minds can not even comprehend the pain He endured. Only the Son of God could have sustain such brutality. He was born for a purpose. He died for a reason. He was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: was chastised for our peace, beaten for our healing. He DIED so that we might LIVE!

Any mortal man would have screamed out in agony and begged them to stop!

He was God!

He could have caused the Earth to shatter around them… Yet,

Isaiah 53:7 says,

He was oppressed and He was afflicted,
Yet He opened not His mouth;
He was led as a lamb to the slaughter,
And as a sheep before its shearers is silent,
So He opened not His mouth.

Why? What could have motivated him to suffer such agony??

Simple! 1 John 4:8 tells us that God is Love and John 15:13 says.

There is no greater love than this, to lay down one's life for another.

For love such as this, Deserves an earnest heartfelt praise. Our Savior Deserves our time in Worship! He DESERVES our undivided attention! He Deserves Hands lifted in Honor of Praise. He deserves hearts filled with thanksgiving! He Deserves our Love in return!

Where ever you are today, I pray you take a moment to reflect upon what Love accomplished for YOU. I pray you find a way to worship Him...whether it be by song, by prayer, or just standing still within the midst of His presence. However way you choose, may it be earnest, sincere and heartfelt. For He is worthy!