Living Intentional

Painful, Humiliating and Miraculous

I asked my friend if I could share her post of an Easter message with you, when I read it yesterday it truly touched me and I can’t get it out of my mind.  Her words speak the meaning of what Easter is truly about.  She also speaks of Easter as the day that Mike, her husband, died. They had only been married a few years, college sweethearts, and had 2 beautiful girls. I am thankful that I was able to call him a friend  and was able to truly see what “Happiness” looks like, and still do in his memory.  His laughter and love for life when surrounded by his friends having fun was contagious.

 

Jesus endured so much for us. His
crucifixion was painful, 
humiliating and miraculous.

“Easter is probably my favorite holiday. Jesus endured so much for us. His crucifixion was painful, humiliating and miraculous. What would it have been like to have witnessed His crucifixion? Would you stand silently by without acknowledging Him, crying silently or would you stand up for Him? It is so hard for us to even fathom what it was like.

While pondering the Easter weekend it really puts our life into prospective. The things I worry about it, the forgiveness I’m unwilling to give, and the busyness of my life seem so unimportant. My goal is to not worry, offer forgiveness, surround myself with positive people and slow down in life to enjoy the things God has blessed me with in this wonderful thing called life.

Mike died on April 11, 2004 which fell on Easter that year. When I told the girls about his death. I explained how God chose their dad to die on the most precious day because their dad was a gift from God. In Mike’s short life he had a positive change on so many people. His example of a Godly Christian husband, father and friend will never be forgotten. The girls and I often talk about what it will be like to see him again one day. We pray he will be proud of us and the things we accomplished while here on earth. The girls are honoring Mike tonight by babysitting for a friend in need tonight. It makes my heart happy to see them put others first day after day. I see so much of Mike in them everyday

– Kathy Robbins Posey

What would it have been like to have witnessed His crucifixion? Would you stand silently by without acknowledging Him, crying silently or would you stand up for Him?

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Can I ask you to read this paragraph again, take a moment to think about it.

“While pondering the Easter weekend it really puts our life into prospective.

  • The things I worry about
  • the forgiveness I’m unwilling to give
  • the busyness of life seems so unimportant

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My Goal is to:

  • not worry
  • offer forgiveness
  • surround myself with positive people
  • slow down in life

That will help us to enjoy the things God has blessed us with in this wonderful thing called life”.  It is through us, when we are able to let go and live in the beauty of what God has given us, that people can see God’s love. Truly being “happy” is what our children need and deserve from us, for them to learn the same. I have a lot of work to do, but Kathy was so right in this post.  God prepared the way for us sending his son, Jesus. His painful, humiliating death on the cross for us, me and you, so undeserving, is MORE pain and humilation than we will ever endure in our lifetime. God has given us LIFE, an everlasting life, all we have to do is STOP worrying, judging, hating, and SLOW DOWN to take in this miraculous life we have been given!

For those that might not know the real story behind Easter, this picture depicts it’s full meaning, he died for US, and rose so that if we believe, we can have everlasting life!

That is GRACE! He paid the price for our sins, on the cross that day!

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If you are not familiar with this song by Casting Crowns, or maybe want to see the story of Easter, here it is, with lyrics! Enjoy!

 

Thank you so much Kathy for giving my thoughts to restart my outlook on this BEAUTIFUL, Glorious Easter Day!

RL

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