“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.” Psalm 51:10 When we go camping, my husband knows that the main…
Looking back, I remember a day that changed me forever. I came home from work one day and my sister Erika had a brand new cassette tape (before the days of CD’s ;)) of Michael W. Smith “Go West Young Man”. She asked me, “do you believe in Jesus?” I said, “sure I do.” She came back with, “I mean, do you have a personal relationship with him?”
I spent a lot of time searching for an image, and out of hundreds, no thousands, this one (from the Passion of Christ) just spoke to me so much.
“A woman in the city who was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at the table in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster flask of fragrant oil, and stood at His feet behind Him weeping; and she began to wash His feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head; and she kissed His feet and anointed them with the fragrant oil.”
It’s here…Palm Sunday!
When I was little, one of the ways we celebrated Palm Sunday in Sunday school class was cutting out green construction paper palm leaves and waving them around shouting “Hosanna to the King of Kings!” I didn’t really understand what it all meant then but I knew that somehow I was praising Jesus and that it made Him happy.
I recently saw the movie Woodlawn, based on a true story about how during “the Jesus Movement” an entire highschool football team gave their lives to Christ.
WHO am I reflecting? How does the world see ME? Is this the image I want to portray? Or am I a shining light, reflecting Christ and the joy I have in Him to everyone I come in contact with?
The image I chose was inspired by Aslan in the Chronicles of Narnia. I see this lion as a symbol of Christ, He is regal, fierce, and powerful, yet he’s also tender and loving and wants us to come close to him as just as Lucy did in the novel. The opposite is true with the wicked…
This scripture is such an encouragement to me. There are days that I’m so incredibly confident for the days ahead that I laugh out loud at thought of what the future holds… but there are days when, instead of adopting it as my own, I find myself thinking “I wish I felt this way…”