Many there are who have risked their own lives to save and or rescue another from fire, car crash, drowning etc. The government and media will call them heroes. Many of these heros upon being interviewed will reject the label of being called a hero. They will say: "I am not a hero, I just did what needed to be done."
I myself tried to rescue my sister from drowning in a public swimming even though I could barely swim. I was only about 7 years old, but never-the-less I tried and nearly drowned myself while keeping her head above water. I was not a hero, I just did what needed to be done.
Romans 5:6-8 says
6For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
7For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.
8But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
(King James Version)
Jesus gave His all to rescue and save us from our sins and from the wrath of God upon lost sinners. Jesus died to save the good and the evil, the good and the bad, the believer and the non-believer.
As we recognize what He has done for us this Easter, let us reflect and remember His sacrifice upon the cross when He, too, did what needed to be done. He did not hesitate. He faced the crossed and went straight to it never regretting, never turning aside.
Let us all also do what needs to be done and help recue and save the lost by proclaiming the good news of what Easter is really about.
Please be a hero and do what needs to be done and give Him the glory.
Do Not Give Up Hope! (Easter II)
With Easter upon us, many in the world have no idea what it really is about.
Even still, many Christians do not fully understand the full implications of His final words; "It is Finished." Is it the end of the story? Certainly not, but it is only the prelude to a glories never ending story of eternity with Him.
This should give us hope, hope for a life forever living in transformed bodies and in a whole new creation suited to our new glorified bodies.
And more importantly for the now, it gives us a glimpse, a hope, a knowing that God is at work now in our lives transforming us daily more and more into the image of His Son.
So do not give up hope, but be like Jesus, who from eternity past faced forward to the cross. His finished work is just the beginning of His work in you. Do not give up hope, look forward to the finished work He is doing in you on this side of eternity.
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Hi guys.....just wanted to tell you how much Jesus sacrifice for me, means to me.... Today, over 2000 years ago Jesus walked the earth so that I could over 2000 year later have a relationship with Him.
He saw me in my brokenness 2000 years before I would even be born. Yet he still created me in my mother's womb, he knew even then the man that I would become, and the mess that I would make of my life. He saw all the darkness that would rule over my life and almost destroy me, and those around me.
He knew how much pain I would cause, in my wickedness and rebellion, he would see every shameful act that I would use my body for, when he had created me to glorify Him. What pain of loss and sorrow it must have caused him, to love me and see me so lost and broken. Yet He could never stop loving me always pursuing me, so he decided 2000 years before I would live that he would come and save me, the only way would be to swap my life for His life He knew it would cost him everything, He knew I didn't deserve it. But He loved me too much to loose me no matter how I had destroyed my life. And this is what He endured for me.....
27 Then the governor's soldiers took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole company of soldiers around him. 28 They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, 29 and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on his head. They put a staff in his right hand. Then they knelt in front of him and mocked him. "Hail, king of the Jews!" they said. 30 They spit on him, and took the staff and struck him on the head again and again. 31 After they had mocked him, they took off the robe and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him away to crucify him.
39 Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads 40 and saying, "You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three days, save yourself! Come down from the cross, if you are the Son of God!" 41 In the same way the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the elders mocked him. 42 "He saved others," they said, "but he can't save himself! He's the king of Israel! Let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe.
They mocked Him as He hung on the cross " look he can save others yet he can't same himself" they said....but he could have saved Himself, he was choosing not too, HE WAS STILL SAVING OTHERS..... Me..... HE WAS SAVING ME, he was looking into the future and seeing me, and how lost desperate I had become, he was hearing me calling out to him from my bed every night "god , help me, change me, save me, I can't change my self, I need you" He heard my cry every night of over 30 years...... And he was going to help me no matter what the cost, yes he could have saved himself, in the blink of an eye, but he chose to die, in my place, so that I could live, so that would know and and understand how much He loved me.
He could have blotted me out of the pages of History before I would come to be, no one would have ever known.... Yet he chose, to allow me to be created, and all the while he knew what it would cost him..... Did I deserve it .?.....NO.... Was I worth it? ......NO...... But to Him I was worth it, I'm so glad that He thought so, for he has made me a new man.....and I can hold my head up today and live as a new man..... Because he decided 2000 years ago that I was worth it. Strange to think I would spend most of my life feeling like I was worthless.... Yet He had already said He had made me worthy......how can I not love the one who would sacrifice everything to prove that He loved me and to answer the call of my heart to be loved deeply.........tony
I found a new song on the radio this week. It is called "new man" by the group All things new.... Listen if you have a chance ..... It is "our" testimony in song...
I hope it blesses you all, Happy Easter guys... With so much luv ..... tony