Its surprising how much you can accomplish if you don't care who gets the credit
In the literary world, there are many forms of great drama, cosmic epics, and legendary stories of valor. These classic forms of communication come in both fictional and nonfictional varieties. But perhaps the greatest of all literary expressions is the Tragedy.
The tragedy conflicts with our sense of what is right and wrong, it connects with our sense of that which is fair and just, and it clashes with what we know is evil and that which is authentically good. The power of the tragedy is connected to the degree of goodness and the dimension of greatness concerning the hero; the greater the hero the greater the tragic ending.
Good Friday is perhaps the greatest expression of a true tragedy. For truly He who was completely innocent and perfectly good was tortured, shamed, and killed by those who were both malevolent and malicious. The evil angelic forces in the heavens and the sinful passions of mankind on earth came together to do pure evil to Him who was pure good.
But then there is GOD... And then there is "the rest of the story." We call it Easter. It is more than cute little bunnies and better than any Easter egg whether chocolate or dyed. It is the culmination, the consummation, and completion of the divine reversal of the fall of the first Adam in Eden. It is the second Adam denying the lies of the devil and defeating death by offering a perfect sacrifice for sin and being seated on His throne.
As F. Scott Fitzgerald said, Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy. We have the greatest hero ever known and we have the greatest story ever told. Be encouraged by the tragedy of Good Friday and the triumph of Easter Sunday and be exhorted to tell it.
Serving Him with you
Until He comes for us,
The human body is the likeness of God. He knows how our humanness works, our past, present, and future. He knows us more that we can ever comprehend. Each of us has a "spirit" within, just as Christ did ... and does ... for he is alive, directing our paths with wisdom and an understanding ... if only we allow him to. This is our choice.
That is the choice we all have. To see, hear, and answer his calls to us. He does answer our calls, though it may not be in the manner of which we would desire. Sometimes it takes time, sometimes is for others to learn from, sometimes it's through a "failure" that we learn his ways for us. But this I know ... He never deceives ... for He is Mercy and Grace ... for his is only a goodness towards others. As we learn more about Him we are less to ourselves, for it's not about you a human, it's about me ... Jesus Christ. This I know by his understanding.