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Happy Easter ~ Get Me Out of This Mess!

For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
I Corinthians 1:18

Great Expectations. Did you ever go to God and ask for His help after getting yourself into one royal mess? Did you expect Him to help you? Did you feel guilty for asking Him to deliver you? I recall a conversation I had with another believer. We were talking about our expectations of God. This believing friend declared in a derogatory fashion that "there are those who get themselves into a mess and then expect God to get them out of the mess that they've created." I sat and wondered for a bit at this believer's 'take' on this expectation of God that some of us have.

Getting Off Easy? The underlying and unspoken rhetorical question in that conversation was, How dare we ask God to deliver us when we got ourselves into this mess? That just does not seem fair. In one sense, we can agree with this underlying question; it is not fair. However, if we neglect to take this question any further we forfeit something greater than our mess.

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Pierced Through for our Transgressions

God Incarnate ~ The Risen Christ. We most certainly can and should look to Christ as the One who has the power to fix and redeem our 'mess.' We will bear the consequences of our choices and our actions. However, there is no guilt when we recognize our sin, our wrongdoing before Christ and expect Him to work in the middle of our mess. The 'clean up' could only be accomplished by a risen Savior!

And he said to them, “Do not be amazed; you are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who has been crucified. He has risen; He is not here; behold, here is the place where they laid Him.

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The One who gave His life for us is the one who most certainly cleans up our mess.

Happy Easter!

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