Today is the day we celebrate how Jesus separated himself form the rest of us mere mortals. Anyone could have died a merciless death, and many have! John the Baptist was beheaded and Joan of Arc was burned at the stake, just to mention two, but here's where Jesus rose above the crowd,(pun intended). Today he reclaimed his earthly body and walked among us, proving he is truly the Son of God. This is the cherry on the top of his sacrifice, dying for our sins, and what better time than today to hit our knees and give thanks for being forgiven?
Can you imagine being one of those morons who persecuted him? Even though he asked that God forgive them from the cross, because, "they know not what they've done," it had to be a religious experience to find out the fellow you just put to death was back, in all His glory no less! Talk about having cause to repent! That's right up there with God hurling lightening bolts!
While today is filled with scripture about the event, I'm taking a different tack. This message has a reminder for all of us.....
For no good tree bears bad fruit, nor again does a bad tree bear good fruit, for each tree is know by it's own fruit. For figs are not gathered from thorns, nor are grapes gathered from a bramble bush. The good man out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil man out of his evil treasure produces evil; for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks. -Luke 6:43
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