So Resurrection Sunday has come and gone. We’ve shouted. Everybody screamed & jumped when Pastor said those key words (“but earrrrrrly Sunday morning…”, or the ever effective “He rose”). But….what happens after the resurrection? We get it: because He got up, we can get up, but….what happens after we get up? Now, many people would say that it’s the ascension (when Jesus returned to Heaven), but I think there’s a bit of space between the resurrection, and the ascension (we’ll call it the ‘come up’). That’s the space that I want to deal with today.
Random fact: I love ABC’s How to Get Away with Murder. It’s one of my favorite shows. I also have quite a few friends that love that show, so we have to talk about it at least once a week, right?! RIGHT! (lol) Most of my friends are ridiculously busy (seriously, we all need help lol), so there are quite a few instances in which somebody will text me about the show, I won’t know what they’re talking about, or vice versa. Typically, if we find out somebody hasn’t seen the heart attack that is a Shonda Rhimes show, we leave it alone, & simply say ‘let me know when you watch it’, because we don’t want to spoil the show for them. Hoooooowever, if it’s something that we just NEED to talk about, we request permission for a spoiler alert. When I say ‘spoiler alert’, that’s my way of telling you that I’m about to tell you how the episode ends (or reveal some climatic point) before you see it for yourself. I’m going to give you the result before you realize there’s a problem. Typically, we don’t like spoiler alerts because we want to watch the story unfold and take it all it. However, today, I think I’ve got one that you’ll be glad to know….
(BABY IM BACK & I’M SO EXCITED ABOUT IT!! lol anywho….)
I want you imagine that you’re heading to work (or school, or wherever you go for your daily activities). All is well, until…it isn’t. You run into terrible, TERRIBLE, Austin/Houston levels (that’s terrible squared) levels of traffic. Do you automatically decide that you’re never going to make it to work? Do you call in & quit because you believe that you will never make it through this section of the freeway? Do you turn around & go home? Most of y’all probably said no, and began to think that I was insane for thinking you’d quit your job because you hit traffic on the freeway. Why on earth would you do that, right? You may be late, but you’ll get there. You may have to reorganize some things, but you’ll get there. You may even have to exit the freeway and take a couple of back roads, but you’ll get there. Well, since we’re all in agreement that it’s senseless to quit your job due to traffic, why are we so ready to give up God’s promise when storms come in our lives? I think I know the answer to that question: we confuse our location with our destination.
A story is told in Luke 7:36 about a woman that comes to Jesus, kneels down behind Him, and begins to wash His feet. She then rinses them with her tears, and dries them with her hair. Throughout this entire encounter, she doesn’t say a word. She just…does it. To me, this story is one of the most important stories in the Bible. I think that woman is a picture that will eternally represent what Christians should be. I believe that her story is included as an example of true worship, sacrifice, and relationship with God. I think that if we acted more like this woman in (and actually, out of) church, we’d be closer to the God of the church. So, today, she’s our topic, and our trendsetter. Let's go....
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At the end of the day, these posts are the thoughts that run through my mind. These are the lessons I've learned. The doors that I've walked through. The path I've chosen. This is part of what it means to be me. Hopefully, it'll help you be...you. Let's grow together, kay?
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