Saturday, April 16, 2011
My Sin Nailed My Love to a Cross
The up and down emotions of this Easter week, leave me sad. I can't bear the thought of the One I love most being nailed to a cross. I believe and I rejoice at Jesus' Resurrection, but my sin nailed my Love to a cross. It breaks my heart.
Had I lived in those days, where would I have been that week?
The day He rode a donkey into town, I suspect I would have led the parade of followers celebrating Jesus as the King. The Messiah. The Savior. The One Who came in the Name of the Lord.
And I ask myself, What would I have been doing the following Friday when the crowd shouted, "Crucify Him!"
People cheered Him one week and crucified Him the next. Many who loved Him, abandoned Him. They abandoned Him.
It's unthinkable, but would I have denied Him too? Absolutely not! But isn't that what I do each time I sin? I forget about HIM. I abandon Him. I deny Him. Forgive me, Lord.
I am so sad Jesus had to die, but I am filled with joy! His death led me to God. "For Christ died for sins...to bring you to God." (1Peter 3:18). Hallelujah to my Savior! My King! My Messiah. My Jesus!!!
Jesus is not a splash of serenity. Jesus is my Serenity. Is He yours?