Dear Saints of the Living God – Happy Resurrection Sunday to you and your family!
Mahatma Gandhi said, ““A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act.”
Here is how a man from the secular world, when saw Jesus from outside described His sacrifice on the rugged cross… The message of the cross is the same, from every angle that we look. He died, and He was risen, and He will come and judge the living and the dead… That’s the amazing fact!
This week, is a bit of unusually bleak in many parts of Europe, and the people are waking up to this beautiful not knowing whether they need to celebrate Easter or not… loss of lives in Brussels, and a Muslim shopkeeper was killed last night for wishing Easter to the Christians, and so, these kind of hatred-ness towards to Christians are not new…
We should never be surprised or reacting to these things – it is all written… and so I want you to turn our attention to the book of Isaiah… where the prophet saw a vision and in that he describes,
Isaiah 6:1, “I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, lofty and exalted, with the train of His robe filling the temple.”
He is sitting on the throne: Meaning, He is still “The King”… None of these things causes panic, and that’s why He is siting… As the Lord unpacks in the book of Revelation – these things needs to happen.
The train of His robe filling the temple: is a beautiful reminder, that we can reach out and touch the helm of His garment, just like that women, who was sick for 12 years did. The healing to what we are looking for is, near… We don’t need to step outside His providence.
Recently, I wrote about Achan, and how one man’s sin was the cause for the whole nation of Israel to be defeated, but on the contrary, in the book of Samuel, in the midst of Eli’s sons making terrible mistakes … because of the righteousness of Samuel, the nation of Israel was blessed.
What am I saying, when we do things out of disobedience, we step out of the temple – then it affects everything that we touch, but inside the temple, the train of His robes runs over every inch of our lives.
The Resurrection Sunday, is a great reminder, that the robe of His train, is still within the reach, and His Mercy endures forever… and ever.
That today is the day, and now is the time to leave things that doesn’t glorify God out of our lives, and walk back into the temple, where His robe is filled!
Happy Easter to you and your family!