Being a follower of Christ, doesn’t always mean emotional mountaintop experiences. Being a follower of Christ means I will uphold the tenets of the Word and what He teaches. There are times throughout the year, that my faith is action and not feeling. But, this very special season always rejuvenates my spirit and mental outlook. After all, it marks the reason for our HOPE.
I pray that you will be reminded of the soft, tender, passionate and obsessive love that God our Father had and has for us. He has this love for ALL of us, even those who are not Christian. As we look around we are witness to the rebirth of life and the energy and blessing it brings. Those beautiful flowers and young critters that are coming to life are just a small reminder of Christ’s resurrection.
Before that beautiful resurrection, Jesus endured a harsh and torturous winter not of his own accord. When the Passion of the Christ movie came out, I went with groups of kids and adults to see it on separate occasions. I viewed that story three or four times. Each time, my spirit writhed in excruciating compassion for the pain Jesus endured to satisfy MY sin.
I cannot sit through an Easter sermon without the embedded scenes of that movie playing in my head. I didn’t deserve His love, but He thought I did. I will try to live up to His love.
That’s part of the reason I write this blog. I’m trying to live up to His love. But, none of us can live up to it. We have to accept it as a gift.
If you are skeptical, don’t look at human Christians for your answer at first. FIRST, look to the Bible. Read the sacred Words. Pray about them and open your heart. Then, find someone you can talk to. I am always willing to help you find your HOPE. Pearlmail3 at gmail dot com.
Incredibly insignificant is the OysterBed’s one year anniversary. Which happens to coincide with Holy Week. It is a Lord driven milestone. I am compelled to share my faith because it is in direct correlation to my marriage and ultimately my libido.
“I’m not saying I have this all together, that I have made it. But that I’m well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached for me. Friends, don’t get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I’ve got my eye on the goal; Where God is beckoning us onward – to Jesus. I’m off and running and I’m not turning back,” Philippians 3:12-14 (the message).
In celebration of the one year milestone, the OysterBed will be posting every day this week. That’s going to be a significant challenge, as I’m not comfortable just ‘blogging.’ I’m way more comfortable doing tons of research and conveying it’s message. Join me as we both see where this leads…..