Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter!

Resurrection Sunday is a day to remember the life that we received after receiving the punishment that our Lord took for us on the cross.

It's a beautiful exchange, the Bible has poetic descriptions of exchanges like Beauty for Ashes and the most commonly used, Life for death. Two extreme opposites attained in less than a hundred hours. Thats where our transition from a dying breed to eternal beings, through Christ.

I constantly wonder and wander around searching for something to grasp, literally and sometimes theoretically. Something with meaning, something worth thinking about, and this sick cycle carousel (yes it's from a lifehouse song) that does nothing but go up and down and go round and round, we have fun, be merry for a couple of moments, and after spending time with friends we, well I, find myself seeking, searching and sadly... lacking.

Life can mean alot of things, and mostly we use it to describe a kind of living, hence we usually utter the statement "this is the life" when we're on vacation, lying on the shore and living in that moment. But then again, what happens when this particular moment is done and gone, then we're back to square one. Life, and living cannot be like this, there's gotta be something more than that. We're in a prison, and we don't know how to get out.

Now we usually say that the cross was designed to purge the sins from our past, present and future. But let's stop for a while and talk about sin, what is sin? Have we ever asked ourselves what sin actually is?

I used to think that sin is more of the obvious actions like murder, but I completely forgot that Adam just ate a fruit and got booted out of the garden. Now how can eating a fruit be sin? Eating itself is not the sin, but doing something that he'd been told not to do and did it anyway was sin.

Now what have we been told to do? The Bible simply told us to do two things, simple things like Love God, and love people. Now how hard could that be? And I look back, and I totally failed the first one, and failing the first one would just make me fail the second one. So I guess this is more of eating the fruit. And we didn't know that, we didn't have any clue whatsoever thats why I find these words so powerful and really... out of love, "Father, forgive them for they don't know what they do".

Anyway, I'm just running in circles here, but basically we're free from everything that we did, what we didn't know we did, and things that we have yet to do. These things died on the cross, sent to the grave along with our Savior and left there for good as our Savior rolled the stone and walked out in this glorious day, Easter Sunday. The day where redemption was made, the day where new lives were given.

Happy Easter everybody! God bless

and guess who enjoyed easter too

Shaq played for almost 36 minutes against the Rockets, scored 23 points, grabbed 13 rebounds shot 8-10 from the field and 7-9 from the line.

He really enjoys playing against the man who Philly got to defend the big guy when they faced the Lakers in the Finals years ago. Tough break Dikembe...

Phoenix won against Houston 122-113... thats 7 straight now... :D

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