Here is a thought from the Easter play:
I will make a printable for this song next year, but we closed the Easter passion play every performance with the song, “In Christ Alone” by . Every time I got to verse 2 and 3, I just cried thinking of what I had done to Christ; how it was my sin that nailed Him to the tree.
In Christ alone! who took on flesh
Fulness of God in helpless babe!
This gift of love and righteousness
Scorned by the ones he came to save:
Till on that cross as Jesus died,
The wrath of God was satisfied –
For every sin on Him was laid;
Here in the death of Christ I live.
There in the ground His body lay
Light of the world by darkness slain:
Then bursting forth in glorious Day
Up from the grave he rose again!
And as He stands in victory
Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me,
For I am His and He is mine –
Bought with the precious blood of Christ.
Here is a thought from my devotions:
I was walking on the treadmill reading from Our Daily Bread. The passage I read was Acts 4:1-13 where Peter and John had previously healed the lame man at the temple. Now the priests and Sadducees are furious with them. Peter responds to them in this way:
8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and elders of Israel, 9 if we this day be examined of the good deed done to the impotent man, by what means he is made whole; 10 be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. 11 This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. 12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.
I love the last verse when it says that the Sadducees and priests knew Peter and John were “unlearned and ignorant men”, but they could tell that they had been with Jesus.
That made me think a couple of thoughts:
- That when we get saved, the Holy Spirit lives inside of us and will empower us to do things that we normally were not able to do.
- That our lives should be changed; that others should be able to see a difference. How? By the kindness we show to others (Peter and John healed a lame man.) and by our speech. Peter boldly testified of the saving grace of Jesus knowing that he could be killed for what he said. Yet, he spoke truthfully without fear, and without hate! These men had just killed Jesus a couple months before this incident, yet he spoke so that they might believe and be ssaved.
So I just pondered, “Can others tell that I have been with Jesus?”
20. I’m thankful that I was in the Passion play at our church. I am not a “spotlight” person–and in truth, I was not in the spotlight in our play either. I was just in the crowd scenes and in all the songs. However, it made me do something I would not ordinarily do. Having such a concentrated focus on the passion of Christ for about a month made me appreciate so much more what Christ did for me. Many people said it was a blessing to them, but I think those who performed got a bigger blessing.
21. I am thankful for all the books and other means we have to edify and stretch us that we have at our disposal. When you consider that even back in Laura Ingalls’ day, they only had 3-4 books in their household, and now I can download 80 books for almost nothing, it is astonishing. This brings up the thought that to whom much is given, much is required. God has given us so many tools, and are we using them wisely for His glory?
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