I hope you all are having a wonderful Resurrection Sunday and good times spent with family and friends. Today’s service at Langley was truly wonderful and it was great to see so many new faces in the congregation, if only for one Sunday out of the year. It tells us that there are plenty more souls to be saved and we must compel them to come back to hear the loving message of Christ, so they may have eternal salvation.
Today I decided to check through the HolyMailbox and wish I could say I was shocked to find that not everyone understands the true meaning of Easter. On a day that’s all about love and grace, there are some whose hearts are attuned to nothing but mischief and disrespect.
Atheists apparently have a joke about “Zombie Jesus”, where they make fun of our Lord and Savior. They make these cartoons comparing him to a walking, talking zombie, which is just plain offensive. Several of them just had to take time out of their day to send us some of these offensive cartoons via email, which usually would be filtered out by our interns had I not checked myself.
I thought I would share some of these with you, so you can see exactly what we’re up against. These people do not want the Holy Word to spread to those who need it most, and will do everything in their power to disrespect our Lord and Savior.
Let’s take a look. There is nothing funny about this and I find it truly hateful.
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If I were Jesus, in my heart I’d be tempted to personally come down and cast whoever made these lots against me into the Lake of Fire and Brimstone. That’s why everyone on Earth is so lucky and blessed that the Holy Son of God is who he is. Just. Merciful. Holy. Right. And true.
Even as he allowed the Romans and Jewish traitors to crucify him, so we may repent and for the remission of our sins to have eternal life, the Roman and Jewish traitors mocked Jesus. They spat upon him, cast lots, beat him and placed upon his head a crown of thorns.
And as they continued this mockery, as he died for their sins, Jesus looked up to heaven and said:
“Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.”
God, Forgive them; for they know now what they do. Isn’t that wonderful?
And that’s the message I think we need to go to today on Easter. Father, forgive them for they know now what they do.
Not everyone on Earth recognizes the gravity of the spiritual situation we’re dealing with on Earth. As Christians, it is our job to educate those ignorant of the miracle, love and mercy of Christ.
Those who mock do so because either their hearts are already eternally hardened, and God will punish them with an eternal fiery fate, or they just have not been properly given a chance to open their hearts up to Christ.
So even when we come against such blasphemous mocking, we must remember one thing. Ask God to forgive those who would do such things. Ask God to open their hearts and minds, so they may receive his agape love. They know not what they do.
God’s love is eternal, merciful and kind. Peace be with you this Easter, my friends, and remember; love is the key. It is the answer. And God loves everyone, even those who dwell in the midst of sin.