So recently I have been reading the Bible and been reading about God. It occurs to me that God has some serious character flaws.
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I didn’t write this, it was given to me at the Good Friday pray walk I attended and I wanted to share it with you.
They spit on His face and they crucify him.
Jesus our Lord.
He dies as a sinner, He dies as a blasphemer, as an idolater, as one who denies God, as one who betrays Him.
I stand before the cross and wonder. He is not guilty of these things, but takes our place.
He dies as one who boasts, who gossips, as one ho dishonors his parents, as a cheat, as a liar, as a their. He dies as a fraud and an embezzler.
I stand before the cross and fear. He is not guilty of these things, but takes our place.
He dies as a sinner, He dies as one with evil thoughts, as a slave to lust, as a fornicator, as an adulterer, as an abuser of children.
I kneel before the cross and weep. He is not guilty of these things, but takes our place.
He dies as one full of jealousy, as one who is selfish, unkind, and rude, as one who destructively manipulates others, as one who envies and and hates, He dies as a sadist, As one who destroys and murders.
I pray before the cross and rejoice. He is not guilty of these things, but takes our place He is not to blame, but dies to take the blame for us.
August 21, 1999. This was when I was sitting with my pastor in his car in the church parking lot. After spending months asking questions and figuring out for myself what it means to follow Jesus and live like Jesus and for Jesus I gave in and decided to go for it. To give Jesus everything I had. I knew that because Jesus had changed my life it meant a lot of changes. I needed to change my walking, talking, and thinking. It meant that I started down a path that created a desire in me to change and be better. One of those things that needed to change was the music I listened to.