This is going to be my first Easter as a Christian, in spirit and in truth… my truth … God’s truth… now that I truly believe. I want to be at that sunrise service and feel this… God heard this piece before I wrote it – but it is Easter – my first real one – and I need to feel the profoundness of my first Easter. Lots of three’s in this piece and I want to be at three services. Arise at the sunrise, mediate at the 9 and sing out in exuberant joyful praise at 11.
I am in such joy and feel so empowered that I feel guilty that I don’t feel the pain of Jesus’ death – I see His pain – but I feel the joy in His rising… but chatting this week with my friend who is piecing her life back together from a total crash, I can see her struggle and journey in picking up the pieces to learn how to rise again… I can also see the pain in my cousin Mike’s life – not his death which was instant – but in the pain with which he struggled so much thru his life – and yet I know he was a good soul…. I can feel his smile in every southern drawl I have conversed with i the last 2 days…and i know he is cracking up St Peter at the Gates right now…
I know the pain is there for so many in everyday life ….. I pray for them to rise…. but I know they have to rip their own curtains from their eyes and see the glory in life…
Let the Son Rise, 19MAR
I believe Jesus existed not only as a human but as a facet of God here on earth.
I believe Jesus came to save me from me. Why am I so lucky? Because I am blessed.
I believe that we are all so blessed.
Why are we so blessed?
Why did we need this human facet of God?
Why did we need His birth and then His death???
Time to ponder.
Time to believe.
Time for Jesus.
I Believe that I needed a catalyst of change, a Prince of Peace, a Savior..
Yes, I believe that WE needed a catalyst of change, a Prince of Peace, a Savior.
Was it a Savior to rescue us from the world? Was it a Savior to rescue us just from evil in others? Well, in truth, Jesus came as a Savior to SAVE US from OURSELVES.
Jesus is our Savior from our misguided past, our boastful present, our uncertain future. We need Jesus as God to show us how to rip the curtains that we stitch ourselves, in our own lives, that we use to shield us from God’s plan for us. We mask our truth, we shield our eyes from the brilliance of the Son Jesus…we stitch that curtain right back up…We need to rip those stitches out and see the brilliance of the SON of GOD.
The brilliance of the sunshine rising in the east reminds us that every day is a new start, a new opportunity to do God’s divine work, to listen and feel the Holy Spirit move us, and to witness the power of the human Jesus rise. Three facets of God. Three days to rise. Three ways to affirm our belief.
A new day. Each day. EVERYDAY! Rip the curtains from our minds. Rip the curtains from covering our eyes. Rip the strings we tie our hearts down with. Let them all free to believe, to see, to feel. Let yourself RISE with the Son. Let yourself free to believe that Jesus rises for you, to feel the empowerment of God over the burdens of self.
We have an opportunity to be of service to God’s will – to use Jesus as an example – to follow the Holy Spirit’s guidance. We CAN rise! We CAN rise AGAIN! WE CAN RISE EVERYDAY !!!
We have the opportunity EVERYDAY to say “Thank you God for the opportunity to be of service!”
Every new day a new chance to rise with the SUNRISE – to RISE with the SON.
Every new day a new chance to rise to our full potential and glory.
Every new day can be our Easter – we can believe – we can be Jesus – TODAY!
Amen, Amen and Amen