Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Trust and Live

The Most High God chose to leave the glorious realm of heaven to live like the dust of the earth, to live as a human, enduring all the difficulties, joys, sorrows, and trials of this life. He had mountaintop experiences and valley experiences. He experienced slander from his enemies and betrayal from his friends and family. He was bullied, ridiculed, laughed at, beaten, stripped, humiliated, tortured and finally killed.

His friends and followers were left feeling confused and hopeless. Their greatest hopes and dreams had been ripped to shreds, their faith stretched so thin it threatened to break at any second. They were left with questions. "Wasn't this the King we had been waiting for?" "How could we have been wrong?" "Did we miss something along the way?" "What do we do now?" "I guess we go back to fishing." "What's left?" "Why?"

“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways  higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts." Isaiah 55:9

Because He loves us...
His life on earth was to identify with us.
His death was the punishment that we deserved for all of our sins, past, present, and future.
But the Power of God could not be contained in death. He defeated death and rose again to life, real life, so that we could live with Him forever in Heaven.

Trust in Jesus Christ ... and live.

Sunday is Resurrection Day. It is the celebration of the day that Jesus Christ, the Messiah, defeated death and sin and it's hold over you and me. I hope you have a wonderful celebration of our Risen Savior.

My oldest grand-daughter has chosen to Trust Jesus with her life and will be baptized on Resurrection Day.

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Irritable Mother said...

"But the power of God could not be contained" Oh, how I love a big BUT!!!

Yay for your grand-girl! That's great news. *grin*

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

What a beautiful post, Edie! You couldn't have been more clear with the Gospel.

And how awesome for your granddaughter...and YOU! Yay! And to be baptized on Resurrection Day, too! YAY! That's wonderful, my friend.

I KNOW you're gonna have a GREAT RESURRECTION DAY! Love you, girl.

Kelly Combs said...

So thrilled for you & Word Girl! That is so awesome! Peace be with you!

Warren Baldwin said...

Good reminder about what a special day this Sunday is.

And congratulations to your granddaughter and your whole family!

Heart2Heart said...


Loving that your oldest granddaughter will be picking up her passport for her eternal home this weekend. Life is worth celebrating especially the eternal ones! Welcome home!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

RCUBEs said...

Without His sacrifice, we are surely forever doomed! That's awesome that your granddaughter had accepted the Lord and would publicly profess it! Congratulations. May God bless her and guide her and give her discernment. Take care sister!

Stacy Wittkamp said...

Very cool! Have an awesome day!

Addicted to The Click said...

Amazing - actually more than - what Jesus went through for us - for me. For ME.

Congratulations on your grandgirl!! Yahoo!