T42D: Easter Thought
(or from mess to message, from test to testimony)
Here is Rodders Thought for Easter:
In a mother’s womb were two babies.
One asked the other, “Do you believe in life after delivery?”
The other replied, “Why, of course. There has to be something after delivery. Maybe we’re here to prepare ourselves for what we will be later.”
“Nonsense” said the first. “There’s no life after delivery. What kind of life would that be?”
The second said, “I don’t know, but there’ll be more light than here. Maybe we’ll walk with our legs and eat from our mouths. Maybe we’ll have other senses that we can’t understand now.”
The first replied, “That’s absurd. Walking is impossible. And eating with our mouths? Ridiculous! The umbilical cord supplies nutrition and everything we need. But the umbilical cord is so short. Life after delivery is to be logically excluded.”
The second insisted, “Well I think there’s something and maybe it’s different than it is here. Maybe we won’t need this physical cord anymore.”
The first replied, “Nonsense. And moreover if there is life, then why has no one ever come back from there? Delivery is the end of life, and in the after-delivery there is nothing but darkness and silence and oblivion. It takes us nowhere.”
“Well, I don’t know,” said the second, “but certainly we will meet Mother and she will take care of us.”
The first replied, “Mother? You actually believe in Mother? That’s laughable. If Mother exists then where is She now?”
The second said, “She’s all around us. We’re surrounded by her. We’re of Her. It’s in Her that we live. Without Her this world would not and could not exist.”
Said the first, “Well I don’t see Her, so it’s only logical that She doesn’t exist.”
To which the second replied, “Sometimes, when you’re in silence and you focus and listen, you can perceive Her presence, and you can hear Her loving voice, calling down from above.”
As we approach the Easter holiday period we are reminded again of the message of why we celebrate this festival, because God sent His one and only sinless Son to give His life as an offering for us all.
Not only did He give His life freely but God raised Him from the dead showing us that there is life after death and we can experience all that God has for us if we come in simple faith and trust in what Jesus accomplished for us on the cross.
The essential message of Easter is that regardless of how badly or how often we’ve failed — God won’t give up on us.
In the Bible we read that King David fell as low as a person can get. He was guilty of adultery, deception and murder — all major offences, but God forgave and restored him.
So the Thought for Today is as God who turned David’s greatest mess into a message and his greatest test into a testimony, will do the same for you when you turn to Him and receive His forgiveness, mercy and grace.