Friday, March 21, 2008

Lucado: 'Six Hours One Friday'


Today, I really need to live in the power of the cross. My lower back hurts, I need to accomplish about 20 things before tomorrow, and I feel a bit overwhelmed. But, what does that mean to "live in the power of the cross"?

Around the world today, many people are celebrating Good Friday. After reading an excerpt from Max Lucado's Six Hours One Friday: Living in the Power of the Cross this morning, I realize that there is so much more than marking this day with a celebration. I feel that I need to pause and reflect on the day in which Jesus spent His last hours on the cross. You may feel the same way, too.

What an amazing thing to think about...we are forgiven and loved by a Savior who died for us...and as Lucado continues in his book...and an empty tomb proclaims that death does not have the final word.

Wow! Can I hear an amen?

Happy Easter everyone!

--Alexander
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This from Max Lucado's Six Hours One Friday:

THE RIGHT DIRECTION

Remember Jesus Christ, who was raised from the dead…This is the Good News I preach. - 2 Timothy 2:8

In a letter written within earshot of the sharpening blade that would sever his head, Paul urged Timothy to remember. You can almost picture the old warrior smiling as he wrote the words. "Remember Jesus Christ, who was raised from the dead…This is the Good News I preach." ...

When times get hard, remember Jesus. When people don’t listen, remember Jesus. When tears come, remember Jesus.

When disappointment is your bed partner, remember Jesus. Remember holiness in tandem with humanity. Remember the sick who were healed with callused hands. Remember the dead called from the grace with a Galilean accent. Remember the eyes of God that wept human tears.

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Max Lucado has touched millions with his signature storytelling writing style. Awards and accolades follow Max with each book he writes. Max is the first author to win the Gold Medallion Christian Book of the Year three times—1999 for "Just Like Jesus," 1997 for "In the Grip of Grace" and 1995 for "When God Whispers Your Name."

Max Lucado is a fixture on the national bestseller lists – a Max Lucado title has appeared on the CBA hardcover bestseller list every month for the past dozen years. He has appeared on the Publishers Weekly, USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists. He has won eight ECPA Gold Medallion awards. - MaxLucado.com

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4 comments:

Beetle said...

Good Friday and what Jesus did certainly puts our aches and pains into perspective.

God Bless.

Paul Crutcher said...

Thanks for this reminder. I have the book on my shelf and need to get it back down. Have a great weekend.

ThirstyJon said...

Happy Easter!

:-)

Alexander said...

Thank you all....and may the Lord bless your internet (and blogosphere) presence!