365 Days of Growing Together
Hi WR2W, as we observe Resurrection Sunday, let us remember the reason we were able to get up this morning, bless the name of our Lord as we cry out Hosanna to the Highest, and “enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise” (Psalm 100:4 KJV). Truly we are grateful for the incarnation of Jesus, His life on earth, death on the cross, and all He endured so that we can experience the love of God through salvation and escape eternal death. We should continuously thank God for the cross that Jesus carried, and the same cross from which He hung, bled, and died. For if it had not been for this cross, the altar of sacrifice, Jesus’ work would have not been completed, satan’s head would not have been crushed, and God’s promise would have been unfulfilled. Thank God for Jesus – Hosanna, Hosanna, Hosanna!!!
WR2W, for I am excited not only because it was a Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Still Saturday, but for the Resurrection Sunday that followed. Moreover, I am super excited that on that Sunday morning, Mary Magdalene did not find Jesus at the grave because He had gotten up! And I believe, He rose with the same power He laid down with, all for the glory and honor of God. Indeed Saints, Jesus is the Resurrection and the Life; He is our Hope! And because He dwells within us, we are filled with Hope, therefore, nothing we face today, or any day is hopeless. Because of the Ultimate Sacrifice made over 2,000 years ago, the power of hopelessness has been defeated on the cross and victory through Christ Jesus has been won!
So, whatever you may be dealing with today (Hatred, Envy, Eagerness, Laziness, Sexual sin, anxiety, worry, pain, debt, addiction, financial strain, ungodly thoughts, anger, etc.) hang it on the cross. Three years ago, I came across a poem entitled, “Hang It on the Cross”, and I would like to share it with you since it was such as blessing to me. This is what Jesus did for us when He took on the disposition of sin and this is what we should do for Him, not my will God but Your will be done. I love each of you, be blessed, be encouraged, and be true! I now leave you with the words of Logan Parker…….
Hang It on the Cross
If you have a secret sorrow, a burden or a loss, an aching need for healing… Hang It on the Cross.
If worry steals your sleep and makes you turn and toss, if your heart is feeling heavy… Hang It on the Cross.
Every obstacle to faith or doubt you come across, every prayer unanswered… Hang It on the Cross.
For Christ has borne our brokenness and dearly paid the cost to turn our trials to triumph… Hang It on the Cross.
Hanging It on the Cross