What He Said While in Pain was a powerful series on the death and resurrection of Jesus. Easter, or resurrection Sunday, was the celebration of death’s destruction. Jesus paid the price for our sin, so that we could live freely in Him.
But, have you ever noticed that we don’t EVER think about God very deeply until we start seeing evil around us? Or when evil is done against us? Have you ever noticed that no one ever really pays attention to God, until we get to the point were we are confronted by the difficulties of life?
When pain hits in our lives, we begin to look at God differently than when we were experieincing joy. I think if we were honest, we have all done that a time or two. In fact, we tend to remember God only to demand of him answers!
When sin is commuttted against us, we become heart-broken, we become desilusioned and start saying things like.. “God, if you are God, and can alter everything in my life, why aren’t you altering this situation?
We become angry with God, and place the blame on him!
What we are watching and experiencing in the world becomes the filter we use to look at a good God and begin to distrust him. Saying things like, ‘I can’t trust you God because look at what you are allowing.’ Where’s LIFE when death is so present?
We have to realize, OUR VIEW OF WHO WE ARE WILL ALTER OUR VIEW OF WHO GOD IS.
So, How do you view God? Do you see Him as the risen savior He is even when going through rough times?
Mark Batterson said, “Guilt issues are a misunderstanding of God’s grace. Control issues are a misunderstanding of God’s sovereignty. Anger issues are a misunderstanding of God’s mercy. Pride issues are a misunderstanding of God’s greatness. Trust issues are a misunderstanding of God’s goodness.”
This is so true! God is good, and makes you Good, so you can do good!
He made you His ambassador of life! By introducing life in the midst of death!
“Christ has no body now but yours. No hands, no feet on earth but yours. Yours are the eyes through which he looks compassion on this world. Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good. Yours are the hands through who he blesses all the world. Yours are the hand, yours are the feet, yours are the eyes, you are his body. Christ has no body now on earth but yours.”
Teresa of Avila ,
Let’s be ambassadors of God’s love and grace and share the life and hope we have in Jesus with others.
The full series of What He Said While in Pain and Easter Sunday is now available on podcast.
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