The celebration of the Resurrection has come and gone, but the possessing child of God celebrates it every day!
The difference between professing and possessing is as wide as joy and sadness, mirth and misery. The lazy, Laodicean church sleeps and slumbers like the disciple in the Garden of Gethsemane. America seems to be neither cold or hot, but so spiritually bankrupt that Christians in foreign lands could not distinguish us from worldlings. If we are the light of the world, our light is flickering and barely visible. Because of our politicians, any pretension of America being called a Christian nation is almost a joke. Too many of our so called “accepted moral standards” are mere moral madness! Void of anything moral. “Merrily, merrily, life is but a dream” as they swiftly rush down the stream to perdition.
There are so many professing Christians whose souls are as void and empty as Jesus’ tomb. I see a parallel in the poem, “Indifference.” When Jesus came to Golgotha, they hanged Him on a tree. They drove great nails through His hands and feet, and made a Calvary. They crowned Him with a crown of thorns. Red were His wounds and deep. Those were cruel and crude days and human flesh was cheap.
When Jesus came to Princeton and Eddyville, they simply passed Him by. We never hurt a hair of Him, we only let Him die. For we have grown more tender, and would not give Him more pain. We only passed Him on the street, and left Him in the rain. Still Jesus cried, “Father forgive them for they know not what they do.” And, still it rained the winter rain, that drenched Him through and through. We all went home and left the street without a soul to see, and Jesus crouched against a wall and cried for Calvary!
As I ponder this poem and examine my own heart, I think on a scale of one to 10. Where do I rate? O God, I shudder to think if I am weighed in the balances and found wanting? God so loves you that He gave Jesus, His only Son, to be the sacrifice for your sins. That is if you confess with your mouth (repent of your sins) and believe in your heart, Jesus will save you as He has promised. (Romans 10:9-13).
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