Sunday, April 24, 2011

At the end of the day...

... we need to ask ourselves, What do we do with Jesus?

Was he a liar, a lunatic, a legend, or the Truth?

Many years ago I heard that question and it has stuck with me.

And that question is particularly poignant today, Easter.

Easter is a spring festival that celebrates the central event of the Christian faith: the resurrection of Christ three days after his death by crucifixion. Easter is the oldest Christian holiday and the most important day of the church year.
The origins of the word "Easter" are not certain, but probably derive from Estre, an Anglo-Saxon goddess of spring.
(copied)

Whatever the origin, I kind of wish it sounded better.... like the pleasant-sounding 'Holy Week', or 'Good Friday', or 'Christmas', or something else.
(Do other people think 'Easter' sounds like 'keister'?  Well, I guess now you do, ha.)

Anyway, I wish it had a glorious name.... like HE-IS-RISEN-DAY.

And that's what we need to ask about Jesus.... if he indeed did rise again, what does it mean for me all these years later?

Well, I would ask, how many people for how many years do I need to rise again for me?

I say ONE.

I say JESUS.

And I sing HALLELUJAH!!

I do NOT believe he was a liar or a lunatic or a legend.

I believe He is TRUTH.... HALLELUJAH!!!!!

AND HE RISEN.......!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HALLELUJAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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In closing I found this little cartoon that I like.
It explains in a nutshell how Christianity got started.....


HAPPY EASTER!!!!!

2 comments:

Audrey said...

Great post Nancy! You've said it all, so clear and so simply. Thank you.

laurakatherin said...

Haha -- keister-- hadn't thought of that, but now I do!

Matt said that in his sermon yesterday too-- that you have to do something with Jesus. He is a historical figure that changed history and you can't just ignore him. He is a liar or a lunatic or he was who he said he was.