Posts Tagged ‘Son of God’

I don’t know about you, but when I’m asked to undertake something new which I’ve never done before, I usually feel nervous, anxious and sometimes even terrified. So now thinking back to the Christmas story when Mary was told she was going to fall pregnant and then give birth to the Son of God, imagine how Mary must have felt – All those emotions I just mentioned and so much more I would suggest!

I can’t imagine just how terrified and afraid Mary must have felt, but I do know is that Mary’s faith was strong, so she didn’t doubt that God knew what he was doing when he entrusted His Son to her, and believed He would protect her and guide her during her pregnancy. Mary could never have imagined all her son, God’s Son, would achieve.

What a strong faith Mary had! How is your faith?

Facing tomorrow

Posted: August 7, 2015 in cross, life, music, religion, stress, words
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Can you face tomorrow?

I guess whether you feel you can or can’t face tomorrow very much depends on 2 things; Firstly, whether you know what your plans are for tomorrow, and secondly whether whatever is planned is something you are looking forward too with trepidation and fear or with excitement and expectation.

Whatever you may be facing tomorrow, good or bad, remember the words of the following song:

God sent His Son
They called Him Jesus
He came to love, heal and forgive
He lived and died to buy my pardon
An empty grave is there to prove my Saviour lives

Because He lives I can face tomorrow
Because He lives all fear is gone
Because I know He holds the future
And life is worth the living just because He lives

And then one day
I’ll cross that river
I’ll fight life’s final war with pain
And then as death gives way to vict’ry
I’ll see the lights of glory and I’ll know he lives

Because He lives I can face tomorrow
Because He lives all fear is gone
Because I know He holds the future
And life is worth the living just because He lives

 

Yesterday we celebrated the birth of Jesus Christ. Today we think about just what His birth meant to Mary, his mother – How must she have felt to know that in her arms she was holding the Son of God?

What an awesome responsibility Mary and Joseph had to nurture their son, God‘s Son. I don’t know about you, but I think I would have crumbled under the pressure, thankfully Mary and Joseph weren’t me, and they did a wonderful job of caring for and looking after Jesus as he grew from a baby into man who saved the world!

Child of Love

Child of wonder, close Your eyes
Rest here in my arms tonight
Someday You will save the world
But tonight I’ll hold You right here in my arms
 
Precious miracle of life, child of love
Gift of hope, the gift of light from the Father above
And You were made for all mankind
You will always be mine, child of love
 
Gabriel‘s promise has come true
God has blessed this world with You
And as I humbly hold You now
In my heart I know I’m holding Heaven’s child
 
Precious miracle of life, child of love
Gift of hope, the gift of light from the Father above
And You were made for all mankind
But You will always be mine, child of love
 
Precious miracle of life, child of love
Gift of hope, the gift of light from the Father above
And You were made for all mankind
But You will always be mine, child of love
 
Child of wonder, close Your eyes
Amazing love
How can it can
That thou my God should die for me

I find it totally amazing that someone should died just so I can forever be forgiven of my sins. I don’t know about you, but I know of no-one else that would actually be willing to give their life for me.

Christ died over 2 thousand years ago, but still we celebrate His life, and His death after all these years. Who else can we say that about?!

As I’ve said several times over the last few days, I feel so humble and inadequate at all God has sacrificed for me, and all He continues to do for me. However, I know I can repay God for all the love He shows me on a daily basis, by giving the whole of my life to God.

How about you, are you thanking God for all he does for you by giving your life to Him? If you haven’t done so yet, today, Easter Monday is your day to say “Yes“, to Christ!

If you have chosen Christ, I’d ask you to join me in the following prayer to acknowledge Him as our Lord and Saviour:

Dear God,

I am a sinner and separated from you. I believe Jesus is the Messiah and that He died on the cross to pay for my sins. I believe he rose again on the third day and that by receiving His gift of love I will have the power to become a child of God because I believe fully in His name.

Thank you for hearing my prayer and thank you for saving me, and I pledge the rest of my life to you.

Amen.

If Jesus were to come back to earth today, would you be ready?

Would you be ready, not just to welcome Him, but be ready to give your life for Him?

We don’t know when Christ will return to earth, and we don’t know when He will call us home, but we do know that if we life our lives for Him we will be ready for Him when he returns.

Don’t wait any longer to prepare for Christ’s return, as you may end up leaving it too late, and miss Him completely.

Christ is coming, so be prepared for His return!

It can be hard to comprehend sometimes why people die when they do. So that can make it even more difficult to comprehend why God would allow Jesus to die on the cross, when He could have saved Him…

What He Was Dying To Say

When Jesus was a boy
With the teachers in the temple
They were so amazed
That a child could speak this way
He was so excited
About His Father’s business
There were so many things
He was dying to say
 
Then after He turned thirty
He went back to the temple
To say He was the Son of God,
The Truth, the Life, the Way
They took Him to a hill
They called the Skull
To render Him silent
But they could not prevent
What He was dying to say
 
He was dying to tell the world
How much He really cared
It wasn’t the old rusty nails
That kept Him hanging there
The expression on His face
Gave the real reason away
He had something on His heart
He was dying to say.
 
He said, “I love you.” “I love you.”
“I love you” is what He said.
He said, “I love you.” “I love you”
And He cared enough
That He wrote it down in red.
 
He was dying to tell the world
How much He really cared
It wasn’t the old rusty nails
That kept Him hanging there
The expression on His face
Gave the real reason away
He had something on His heart
He was dying to say.

Did you find the answer in the above song?

Jesus died simply because He loves us, and because God loves us.

John 8:36 (New Living Translation)

So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free.

I asked you yesterday in Free whether you have found your freedom. Today it’s time for telling you how to find your freedom…

…The way to freedom is through Christ

John 14:6-7 (New Living Translation)

Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me. If you had really known me, you would know who my Father is. From now on, you do know him and have seen him!”

God will set you free if you come before Him having accepted Jesus as His Son.

My Reward

I want to hear You say the words to me “well done”
I want to hear You say “good and faithful servant”
I want to hear You say “I’ve prepared a place for you”
Let all the treasures of this world fade away
Jesus, You are my reward
To hear Your voice on that day is all
I’m living for Jesus, You are my reward
To see Your face on that day is all I’m living forIn the twinkling of an eye, we’ll all be changed
We’ll meet you in the sky
We will meet You face to face

Won’t it be wonderful to hear those words “well done my good and faithful servant

But wait a minute, am I really doing enough with my life to warrant God saying those words to me? How about you, are you doing all you can for God.

Make today the day you give your all to God, so that you can truly be His “good and faithful servant”.

When a close friend or a family member is on the brink of death, it is a difficult time for their friends/family as they want their loved one to be at peace and free of pain, but on the other hand they wish their loved one didn’t have to leave them.

So imagine how Jesus‘ family and friends felt that first Easter as Jesus hung on the cross, dying – but not just dying, dying in immense pain, because He wanted to save each of us. What words would you use to describe how they felt when Jesus died?

Their grief must have been overwhelming. They must have wondered why Jesus, the Son of God, didn’t save himself from death on the cross. They must have questioned their belief that God really cared about them as He had let His own son die.

All those feeling would have been perfectly understandable in the aftermath of Jesus’ death. However although we know that Jesus died on the cross, we also know that was not the end of Jesus…indeed it was only the start of what Jesus, and God, was going to do, and continue to do for each one of us.

Mourning is a tough time for family and friends of the deceased to deal with, but we must remember that our loved ones are now at peace and are with God, just as Jesus is.