Monday, April 6, 2009

Remember Again

This is the Easter season...and this year it seems particularly exciting for me. I am watching the news and world events every day and what we are seeing is the end times literally unfolding day by day in front of our very eyes.

This week N. Korea fired a test rocket to the dismay of the international community (except Russia and China) and the UN decided that NO Action would be taken. China is calling for the abolishment of the US Dollar and for the establishment of a Global Currency. The out right threat of the Taliban's chief to destroy Washington DC rang loud and clear. The ever widening tentacle's of our government to invade the lives of private citizens and private industry...and as a famous King once said, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera.

What is going on?!?! Did we wake up in a different country? It's as though we aren't living in the same country in which we grew up. To quote Alice in Alice in Wonderland, "I wonder if I've been changed in the night? Let me think. Was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But if I'm not the same, the next question is 'Who in the world am I?' Ah, that's the great puzzle!"

It is time for us to remember again. Remember two things. #1 Jesus Christ is RISEN and He has and is the answer to all things! We don't have to fear if we know Him in our heart. This Easter season is a great time to recommit and renew our faith and trust in God.

#2 we need to remember that just like Alice... if we are true born again believers we HAVE been changed through Jesus (2 Corinthians 5:17)! We are not what we used to be and we are not of this world. And because we are not of this world, we don't have to fear. 1 John in the Bible says "Perfect love casts out all fear." God has a perfect love for us and we can rest in that assurance.

Easter gives us another time to pause and reflect not on the Easter Bunny or Easter Eggs or baskets but on our Risen Savior who's Got the Whole World In His Hands. No matter what happens in the world I will not be fact I'm a little excited and my prayer is "come quickly Lord Jesus."

Just a Thot,
Pastor Dan