Wednesday, February 22, 2017


There seems to be a pattern for humans.  Birth.  Living.  Die.

Born.  Engage.  Done.

The reason Jesus should be so central to your life is that he is the only religious leader in history that was beaten to a pulp while paying for our sins, endured the death that we deserved, and then arose on the third day.  The Life-after-Death matter should stop us from neglecting him.  We are certainly sunk without him.

For those of you who aren't really into church stuff, I would ask you to begin to imagine yourself learning, just as I had to learn, about potential living beyond the grave.  It isn't an imaginary fabrication of people who don't like to sleep in on Sundays.  It is the huge gigantic conviction...that the cemetery isn't the end.

What I didn't see coming is the fact that when baptized (being born again) we arise from the grave of water to a new kind of life now; not just after the cemetery.  God changes things because His specialty is changing people.  Transformation is real.  It is authentic.  It is experiential.

Don't hesitate.  Don't offer excuse if you can help it.  Rather, ask around as to a church where you would understand new beginnings.  For so many, it isn't that you need to reform your life.  No, you need to start over by transforming your life!  Jesus went to the grave....and three days later started over!

May we continue to marvel at what he does for us day by day as we make concerted effort to learn of him smidge by smidge.

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