For months now my husband, our Pastor of Worship, has been planning and preparing for the Passion Play at our church. Tonight was the first of four performances. Brad is such a talented musician and director. I am privileged to be lead by him every Sunday morning in the most awesome time with Jesus. Tonight was no exception. I was amazed, humbled, touched, and brought literally into the presence of the King of Kings.
I have helped decorate and paint the sets. I have been to countless practices and dress rehearsals. But tonight, I saw Him. I felt Him. He was there. He touched me. I sat there frozen in my seat, feeling Jesus around me. Words can not describe the way He feels. Every worry, every heartache, everything that has consumed me lately completely disappeared. Tonight, all that mattered was Jesus.
As Easter approaches, it is so easy to get wrapped up in all the colored eggs and candy. It is so easy to forget why we even celebrate Easter. We celebrate because the tomb is empty. THE TOMB IS EMPTY. He is ALIVE! I know He is alive because tonight, I felt his Holy Presence!!
As the play came to a close, the pastor got up and said a few words. He said something that really struck me. He said so many times we say "Oh, we are saved! I know Jesus!" but can Jesus say he knows YOU? Maybe you made the decision to follow Christ when you were little. Maybe you went to church every Sunday growing up. Maybe you go to church every Sunday now. But does Jesus really know YOU? If you had to stand before the Messiah tonight, what would He say to you? Would He be proud of who you have become? Or would He be disappointed in the way you have chosen to live your life? Would He even know who you are? My prayer for you tonight is that He does indeed, know who you are. My prayer for you is you don't let the day end without falling to your knees at His feet as profess Him as Lord. Because He is Lord. Even if you don't believe that now, one day you will. One day, EVERY knee shall bow and EVERY tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. Why wait?