Friday, April 6, 2012

The Irony of the"Cross"-Celebrate Resurrection

The New Testament Bible pivots on the one week-end in Jerusalem approximately 2,000 years ago. It's important and also OK to meditate on what these events mean and to just know they actually happened. The real focus to consider is: JESUS loved us so much that he laid down his life-to spend 'Eternity' with all of us. However, there is a choose to be made-we must choose him. The Eucharist (Lord's Supper) is symbolic of his body and his blood. The leaven bread symbolizes 'Sin' which is broken for all humankind. The wine use in giving communion is the symbol of what Jesus called: "My Blood of the Covenant" which was poured for many in the forgiveness of sin.

On the night that he was betrayed, Jesus, took bread; broke it; and said, "Take eat of it; do this in remembrance of me". Like wise, he took the cup, saying; "This is the new covenant of my blood", take and drink of it; do this in remembrance of me". Be aware when we represent Jesus, follow his example. We must meet others where they are in their understanding; then commence to lead them to a deeper awareness.

During the Resurrection Celebration Sunday as you partake of "Communion", look back on what Jesus did for you. Then look forward to his return (The second coming) and remember; He is, Our Passover. 1 Cor in 5:7
Let Us Pray:

All mighty God! maker and creator of all humankind, the creatures, and the embodiment of the heavenly galaxies;
how excellent is thy name in all the earth.
Touch us today with your comforting, strengthening, and healing hands;
in every area of our mind, body, and soul.
Help us to concentrate on the practice of 'forgiveness';
 as we strive and thrive to embrace it; keep us forever moving forth.

And as we do so; I ask that you would unblock our blessings;
let them fall fresh upon, and among us- let them flow freely.

Oh! Great, Wise, and  "God of Provisions"-we ask you to keep us in good steads;
that of sound mind, body, and physical statute.

The words of the biblical text reveals to us to seek, to ask, and to knock;
We continually ask for a reasonable portion of health and strength,
as well as, nutritional, emotional, well-being and physical fitness.

Let us always be conscious of the blood you shed on the "Cross" for us;
on that ironic day over 2,000 years ago at Golgotha in Nazareth;
where you hung on the 'cross' for the ransom and paid the price for the right to the "Tree of Life"
We thank you that you did it for the "Sins" of all humanity in-the-earthly-realm.
This is our prayer, in the Mighty Name of Jesus!
Amen, amen, and amen...