Sometimes I can’t help myself. I am, after all, human. I had an opinion, and even after acknowledging it would carry no influence or weight, I had to put it out there. Still, Jesus loves me enough to teach me a lesson through it.
When I went to church this evening to honor the sacrifice Jesus paid on the cross SO many Good Friday’s ago, I was reminded of a few of the last words He uttered to humanity from the cross. “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” (Lk 23:34) and “It is finished” (Jn 19:30).
In a moment, I had peace.
We are equal, all of us, sinners.
We fight for what we believe is right, for the convictions we hold dearly. I still believe marriage is a covenant with God, but that’s because its what is significant for MY marriage. I can’t say that TONIGHT it would change my vote…. but its changing the way my heart sees things and that’s enough for me to chew on for a little while.
Jesus fulfilled the law with His life, so that we could find grace and mercy, so that we could bury our worries, anxieties, and fears with Him and rise stronger, confident, with hope and love. The laws that were written back then, and those that are drafted now will ultimately bow to His authority. There is no obstacle or lifestyle to complicated for Him to reach, and no person He doesn’t love enough to spend their lifetimes trying.
Don’t miss the meaning of Easter this year…. search for peace, hope, strength, confidence, a new life in Him…. you can’t make this stuff up.