This is the season in which we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I felt strongly in my spirit that we need to guard against focusing on other things lest they become idolatry. Yesterday, I so wanted to go to our Good Friday Service at my church, but I had to work. I started remembering the days when I lived in New York and we would spend all day in church, following my brothers (the three who are ministers) as they went from church to church, preaching the seven last words of Christ.
I miss the sacred solemn times of remembering what Christ did for us on the cross. Seems like times are changing and people just do what they want, but oh the danger of forgetting about the God of the universe who allows all of us to do what we do here on earth. We dare not put ANYTHING before him, lest it become a god!
Tomorrow is the day on which we remember that Jesus AROSE! The grave could not keep Him. After all of His suffering for us, He was buried and the Enemy thought it was over but it wasn’t. The hope of the disciples was GONE. The One who they had walked with was gone, or so they thought. But little did they know that Jesus was going to and had arose!
This is what our faith is built on. How dare us not even take the time to acknowledge THE ONE in this season. God help us to give YOU what is due to you! And that is all the glory and the praise! You don’t want to touch His glory!
New International Version (NIV)
15 He asked her, “Woman, why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?”
Thinking he was the gardener, she said, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him.”
16 Jesus said to her, “Mary.”
She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means “Teacher”).
17 Jesus said, “Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’”