There is a slightly chilly breeze coming from over the Hinterland and heading out to sea to a destination I am sure that even it is not even aware of, being driven by the whim and fancy of Mother Nature.
So can the same thing be said for many of us. We just appear to be driven along in life, as we get caught up with every whim and fancy of the moment. How many of us have been through the 'if it feels good, do it' routine I wonder. If you travel too far down that path, self absorption takes over, and then who can you turn to as a measuring stick for a balanced life.
Here I will get personal, I need to know that I have a purpose in life and that I am not part of the result of some 'happening of chance' that took place aeons ago in the universe somewhere. I need to know that I have purpose and that I am valued. Of all days in the year, this is the day where the reality of that being the case strikes home.
Today as I look out over the water and see the sun rise from behind the clouds lightening the sky with its presence, so over two thousand years ago another Son rose to bring light and life into so many peoples lives, and he continues to do so today.
Yes, I am talking about Jesus, the pivotal person of the whole of creation. As a Christian, I celebrate today as the day that Jesus showed his disciples and then to the world through them that he had victory over death, and that whoever would trust their lives to him, he would enter into a personal relationship that would see them through eternity.
As one friend stated in a comment on the Blog I put up on Good Friday "just as it is not or choice when we are born, We do not leave this earth unless it is our time to leave, only God knows those dates, Graeme ,God is not finished with you yet, isn't that awesome. It's Friday. But, SUNDAY IS COMING "!!
I can proudly shout out "Today is Sunday," Yes today is the day more than any other day of the year, I can thank my saviour for being obedient, for without his obedience to the requirements of his and now my Father, I would not have the life that I have now.
Countless others through the years have said the same thing and I just wonder if you can count yourself in that number as well.
If not, there is still time, but how much time I for one do not know. A preacher was once asked "How close is death" and his response was that it was only one heartbeat away. Yes, it is so easy to think that we may have all the time in the world to consider our relationship issues and where we will spend eternity. But as many have discovered, events can overtake.
I hope that that will not happen in your case.
I invite you to join with me and proudly exclaim "TODAY IS SUNDAY - HE IS RISEN, HE IS RISEN INDEED"