Sunday, April 12, 2009

A Promise

(Canon PowerShot A470, ISO 400, 1/125 sec, f3.0, 6.3mm)


I was considering the talk I am giving at Young Life club tomorrow night, mulling over what it is God wants me to say these teenagers on the day after we celebrate His resurrection. On every social website (such as Facebook and MySpace) that I've logged onto tonight, I've seen people posting "He is Risen!" Amen! That made me thing about the thing that has set Jesus apart from any other founder of a religion; He said He was going to die and rise again. And then He did it.

What an amazing promise. If you think beyond the fact that in a single moment Jesus took our sins upon Him on the cross, here are the bare facts. He died. Everyone dies. If He had left it at that, He would have been what many claim Him to be...a really amazing teacher. But He didn't leave it at that. He promised us that He would rise again, and rise He did! He conquered death, hallelujah!

I thought about taking a photo of the words "He is risen!" from the bible, and actually ended up doing so, but those weren't the words that touched me tonight. Rather, it was Jesus talking about himself, saying "he will rise". It was His promise that death will not win. What a promise. It's a promise I rest in.

9 comments:

Rachel H. said...

That is so true...what a great way to share those sentiments. I love the color and angle of this picture! Very neat!

AprilF said...

What a great idea! I love your focus on this.

Teri said...

I am so glad you did this, I was thinking of doing the same thing so I am glad to see that there is some scripture here to help us remember the true meaning of Easter. Beautiful job and Happy Easter.

Jackie said...

Love this!! Very good

Mindy said...

What a wonderful promise! I love the thought behind this picture, and you captured it well.

Katy said...

amazing job! I love the idea and the way you presented it... so lovely! even my picky hubby came in and looked over my shoulder and said, "wow, that's cool"... mega compliment! happy easter

Brittney said...

Great idea! I love the focus and the colors. Nice job!

Erin Wageman said...

The clarity on this is beautiful! I too really like the colors! Great shot!

Jackie said...

Just want to say again.,...how much I love this pic....great take!!