Submitted by John Paul Jackson on Sat, 09/03/2011 - 10:26am
Have you ever felt weak, depressed and lonely? Have you ever felt everyone's left you and went about his or her own way? Have you ever felt that God has abandoned you? Have you ever felt like there was no hope? Jesus did in fact in all of the four Gospels Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John we see the loneliness in the garden of Gethsemane we see Jesus in one of the Gospels shed tears of blood and an angel even comforting him and giving him strength. When Jesus was in the garden he prayed Lord take this cup from me not my will but your will be done. And then Jesus gets arrested, put on trial then later crucified for absolutely nothing. And hearing all of this his disciples those who call him Master and those he called friends had left him they all fled! He was beaten, mocked and nailed to a cross in front of everyone in Jerusalem. Even as I'm writing this I ask myself this do I know what Jesus went through, did he go through what I go through most of my Christian life?
(If you’re taken back by the passion in this blog, I just watched Amazing Grace about William Wilberforce and listened to an incredible teaching by Banning Liebscher about sacrifice right before I wrote this. So, consider yourself warned.)
Well, it’s that time again. It’s my birthday eve. I’ll be 26 tomorrow and like on every birthdays eve, I get nostalgic. I put on my moody music and I look through pictures of the last year of my life. I want to remember everything that happened. The feelings I felt. The things I experienced. I want to recapture every moment. I don’t want to forget one thing that happened to me during the past year. As I get older I realize how precious life is. How every moment has the potential to be a defining point in the timeline of life. The good and the bad. Because time is precious. Moments are defining. Life is meant to be experienced to the full. And I can honestly say, after looking back on 25, I lived it. I experienced it. I embraced it with all that was within me and because of that, I will never forget 25 as long as I live. My 25 was…. Well, it was epic. Not just because of the good things that happened or the places I traveled. Which were amazing if I might add.
Submitted by LinaMartin1 on Tue, 07/19/2011 - 5:25pm
Please pray for my older sister. She's in the hosptial with a lifelong disease called lupus. Her's is pretty bad and she needs to be in the hospital for a few weeks. She hates it there and wants to come home, your prayers would be grately appreciated.