Guest Post: Nails to Die by Rebecca Jean
Today we are talking about the things that money cannot buy. This post is written by the wonderful Rebecca. Ever since I have known her, she has been a student of the word of God. I thought she would be the perfect person to give us the Easter reflection that I wanted on my Runway. I hope you have a wonderful Easter. Thank you for choosing to read my blog.
This is Rebecca and her message on the Runway. Check out her work HERE.
As Holy week is upon us, many of us are scrambling to find the perfect dress and suits for church on Easter Sunday. Many of us are still not even sure why we celebrate Holy Week, while others are just in it for Easter Candy. But what exactly is Holy Week and why is it so important to you in me?
Verse of Focus: Romans 4:25 "He [Jesus] was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification"
I am sure the heading of this blog got you maybe interested knowing that I don't usually write about fashion. "Nails to Die" is actually not about fashion but rather a juxtaposition to Jesus Christ being NAILED to the cross: for our sins. Everyday, we have choices. We have the choice to wake up, go to school/work and go about our day. But these choices are barely the makeup of who we are. We were bought with a price and ransomed by the Ultimate Sacrifice. And what exactly is this sacrifice and how do you know if you 'qualify'.
I am sure each and everyone of you have in one point in time in your life heard of John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that He gave His ONLY begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life." This is the greatest Sacrifice. Imagine God, sitting on His throne, thinking about you and I and thinking about our sins and transgressions. He then decides to give up His Son for you and I. You don't have to imagine for long because this is what He did. He saw in our sinful nature that we would not be capable of pleasing Him because the nature of the flesh is sin. Because of this, He orchestrated Heaven and the Earth to welcome Jesus,to come and to carry on His shoulders (literally) our sins and inequities.
How do you know if you're 'qualified' to be covered by His sacrifice? Well, You're not. Yes, sorry to break it to you, but you and I were not qualified-until Jesus Died on the cross. His Grace is sufficient. It is all you need! With His nailed pierced Hands, with the final breath He gave, He announced "It is Finished!" That means, you are NO LONGER UNDER CONDEMNATION of Sin. If you have accepted the Lord Jesus Christ into your heart, you are covered by His Grace.
Can you think of a love that is so deep and so wide, that it would sacrifice all that it is for you? Has anyone ever made promises just to end them in broken empty nothings? Well God is a Sovereign God and "He is not a man to lie" (Numbers 23:19) He has made the greatest exchange for your life. He sacrificed His son for you by taking away your transgressions, exchanging it for Life. He changed your ashes to beauty and made you the light of the world and the salt of the earth. The holds of satan have no power over you because You have been bought with a precious price-the Blood of Jesus.
Accept this Great Sacrifice and make the decision today to give Him your life and your heart. That is all He has ever wanted, an available heart, willing to seek Him Faithfully. Can God Count on you today?