Saturday, April 11, 2009

Thoughts on the Resurrection

Without the birth, we would have no Jesus. Without the death, we would have no example. Without the resurrection, we would have no salvation. Without Jesus, we would have nothing.

He had to have obedience to begin the process.
He had to have patience to bear the garden and the disciples.
He had to have stamina to bear the beatings.
He had to have commitment to bear the cross.
He had to have love to take all our sins.
He had to have power to rise from the dead.
He had to have a view of the future to appear to the disciples and others.
He had to follow the plan to the end to go to sit on the right hand.
He had to be Jesus. No one else would have done.

"He is not here for He is risen. Come see the place where the Lord lay."

"O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?"

1 comment:

Momstheword said...

That's terrific! What if Jesus had been as selfish as some of us are? What if He had been fed on "self-esteem", like our kids since the 60's? He wouldn't have bothered to die for useless, sinful us.