Have you ever tried to talk to someone and for some reason or another they just didn’t get it? No matter how you tried to explain things or ‘break it down’ to their level it would not sink in. Then you decided to actually show them instead, thinking maybe if they see it they will finally understand and they do. What I am getting at here is that people are more likely to do something if you show them instead of tell them. There comes a time when your actions have to be about business so much so that you won’t have to ever say a word.
April 20, 2014 people all over the world celebrated something that embodies just that, Resurrection Sunday. Also known as Easter. We celebrated the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Jesus walked among many people on this earth and told great stories and examples of how we are to live. In fact, the oracles of God are depicted throughout several books of the bible. And if His words weren’t powerful enough, He took it to the next step by putting those words into action by dying on the cross. When Jesus died on the cross every situation, every infirmity, every financial burden, every sickness, every disease or anything else you could possibly think of died with Him. Beautiful thing is however, is that’s not how His story ends. He died but three days later rose with ALL power.
Even more important is why He did it, simply put…because He loves you. He loves you so much that He knew simply telling you would not be enough. He had to show you by sacrificing himself. Can you say you’d be willing to do the same thing? I know I wouldn’t and I consider myself to be a pretty loving person.
In spite of what they have heard or even see for themselves, there are many people who rejected Jesus back then and still do today. If you are one of those people, I challenge you to make a decision today to take action and change. Change your perception and your mindset of the one who died to set you free. And who did so knowing that you would one day reject Him. Take action and decide to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. Decide to live for Him, if for no other reason than because He died for you.
“But the angel answered and said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead, and indeed He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him. Behold, I have told you.” Matthew 28:5-7 NKJV