Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter….

At a a ministry resource website….buried within a collection of devotions, called 56 Devotions on Short Notice, I happened to click on this one the other day. I tucked it away, especially for Easter.  I am at my mom’s for Easter…just me….the rest of the family stayed put. At my mom’s, the only  internet access I have is at the local McD’s.  I’ve been using their free wifi for an hour or so.  What a deal. The place is virtually deserted.  The coffee…any size….is a dollar.  There are free refills….

So even though Easter Day is half over…this is a good message year round.  And no matter what your view of the atonement is or the scope of what you think was accomplished there, this still fits. 

Across the barriers that divide race from race,

Reconcile us, O Christ by your cross.

Across the barriers that divide rich from poor,

Reconcile us, O Christ by your cross.

Across the barriers that divide people of different faiths,

Reconcile us, O Christ by your cross.

Across the barriers that divide Christians,

Reconcile us, O Christ by your cross.

Across the barriers that divide men and women, young and old,

Reconcile us, O Christ, by your cross.

Amen.

2nd Corinthians 5:

17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; 19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. 20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.

 

2 comments:

Kansas Bob said...

A great prayer Cindi!

Hope your week is off to a great start.

Cindi said...

Well...not so much. I was sick yesterday and today. Called in sick at work. My last sick day was about a year ago when I did a face smacker on the concrete. Was I a mess then. I did have a really nice visit with my mom...who is doing so much better.

Cindi...