This is the week that changed the world. There is a pitter-patter of excitement in my heart this morning as I think about our Church Easter Cantata this past Sunday. Watching the drama act out portions of the events leading to the crucifixion… hearing the cries of the drama team as Jesus and the Roman soldiers made their way up the isle of the church… hearing the thud… thud… thud… of the hammer hitting the nails; and then trying to sing afterwards with tears streaming down my face. And then… that moment that changed the world! Oh glory!!!
We began singing slowly “Low in the grave He lay, Jesus my Savior…” and then gradually the music crescendos, the tempo increases and then with a “ca-pow ca-chow” (in the words of my grandsons) in the music, a light comes on in the tomb and Jesus steps forth and a flood of emotion rushes through my veins. If this group of amateur drama team members can make my heart stop like that, just imagine what it must have been like on that day!
The words of the psalmist soothe my soul this morning… “But the Lord shall endure for ever” – Psalm 9:7a.
In the minutes before that “ca-pow ca-chow” moment in reality, I would say the sneer on Satan’s face would have turned your stomach over. But forever means just that… It wasn’t over. Our Lord endures forever. And a few things more because of Him…
His goodness – regardless of circumstance.
Psalm 52:1 – Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God endureth continually.
His Name – regardless of how many times the world tries to silence it.
Psalm 72:17 – His name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued as long as the sun: and men shall be blessed in him: all nations shall call him blessed.
His seed – The children of Israel and we who have been grafted in by the blood shed that day on Calvary! That’s us!
Psalm 89:29 – His seed also will I make to endure for ever, and his throne as the days of heaven.
And His mercy!!! O how we need that…
Psalm 100:5 – For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.
Just a few of the many things that will endure because of that week that changed the world! I hope you know my Lord today! If you don’t… it’s time you do, because you too will endure forever in Heaven, or in Hell. Don’t delay.
1. Admit you have sinned – we all have.
- Romans 3:23 – For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.
2. Understand that sin has a debt that must be paid, and believe that Christ paid it for you.
Romans 6:23 – For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord
3. Confess, meaning to openly and unashamedly agree that the Christ died for you, so that you could endure through hard times and have eternal life with Him.
- Romans 10:9-10 – That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
If you made a decision today to trust Christ as your Savior, please comment below or private message me at firstname.lastname@example.org! I’d love to encourage you in your journey.