Hey, guys! Sorry it has been awhile with school and all, I just haven't found much time to blog. But, I think I am making it a goal to blog a little maybe everyday...we will see..lol. Anyways, I know you are dying to know what is going on in my mind and I am about to tell you.
Fires have been burning like crazy here in Oklahoma. We have had our fair share of natural disasters and this one was no different than the others. Often people laugh at our news stations because they tend to only report on whatever weather may be happening, especially if it is something like this. However, I think a little different. I think this is Oklahoma at its best. They reported on what Oklahoma wants to hear. I also noticed how many mass texts were sent out last night to pray for the firefighters and families still battling the fires. This is America! This is Oklahoma! We help each other out. It amazes me every time. So many people stepped up today to help their fellow Oklahomans. Right now, we are not the only ones who are experiencing disasters such as these. It makes me really open my eyes to what is really important, ya know? I am very blessed I can sit here tonight in the comfort of my home with most all my family members. But, my prayers will still go out to everyone in America who may not be as fortunate tonight.
This is Easter weekend. In fact, today is Good Friday!! I read something today by Max Lucado about the cross. The cross is very symbolic in the Christian faith. People wear them as jewelry, hang them in their homes, some may even make the image of a cross when they pray. The list could go on and on. The wow factor here is ... my Jesus died on a cross over 2000 years ago today. He died so that I may live. What might seem as a symbol of death, is really a symbol of life! I am so thankful for the cross!! Isaiah 53:5 says, "But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed." Wow! Thank you Jesus! I know I am not worthy of his love and grace and mercy. But, I am learning to lean on Him more and more because I can't live without Him. As the lyrics go, "Jesus paid it all, all to Him I owe."
This weekend, have fun hunting easter eggs and enjoying yummy food with the family (because I will too), but please remember what this holiday means..Jesus died on the cross so that we may live...but he rose on the 3rd day. He is alive!
To read Max Lucado's article about the cross, please visit http://maxlucado.com/email/2009/03.29.html