Wednesday, March 25, 2009

WFW: Be Exalted




There are 20 days until Easter.     Is time passing you by in busyness?        If you are like me and you need moments to fully focus your thoughts on the reason for this season (See?   That quote wasn't just for Christmas.), then I highly recommend His Name Is Jesus by Max Lucado.   

Some beautiful excerpts from this book....

"He stilled a storm with one command.  
He raised the dead with one proclamation.   
He rerouted the history of the world with one life."

"Christ came to earth for one reason:
to give His life as a ransom for you, for me, for all of us.
He sacrificed himself to give us a second chance."

"God remembers the small birds of the world.  We remember the eagles.  We make bronze statues of the hawk.   We name our athletic teams after the falcons.    But God notices the sparrows.  He makes time for the children and takes note of the lepers.   He offers the woman in adultery a second chance and the thief on the cross a personal invitation.   Christ is partial to the beat up and done in."

When I look at the verse above I see many things, but most of all I see answers.     People seem to be caught up in anxiety and fear about what is going on around them and in their lives right now, but if we each could exalt God and allow His glory to reign over our land... just imagine! 

14 comments:

Shelby said...

Busted... I HAVE allowed busyness and stress and even some uglier things to keep me from focusing on what's TRULY important and real. Thanks for the reminder.

And the heads up about the book -- if your excerpts are just a sampling, I definitely want the book!

Love ya!

LauraLee Shaw said...

AMEN! What a message for today! And I want to be right where the photo was taken, WoW!

Snow White said...

I LOVE that verse, and it's perfect with that beautiful photo -- displaying just who God is.

Susan said...

This was just beautiful!! Thanks so much for sharing today.

Great word by Max too!!

Blessings♥

From the Doghouse said...

I feel like it's zooming by and I'm just hanging on to the back bumper.

Supermom said...

Sometimes that seems so much easier said than done. :(

Samantha said...

How true, I needed to hear this.
Thank you so much for sharing the beautiful picture and this needed verse. Have a very blessed day !

Mariposa said...

I just discussed with the bf and my Mom our plans for the holy week and for Easter...busyness and stress sometimes make us lose track...but it is nice to have this beautiful community to remind us...

Amydeanne said...

it's funny b/c i purposely chose to live in a less hectic life, yet everything is still rushed out here too!
thanks for the great reminder today!

Laurie Ann said...

I think I have let more busyness creep in than I would like to admit. Thanks for this great Scripture, picture and post to get me back on track. Happy WFW!

CrittyJoy said...

Something to ponder on...I am sure I have allowed busyness and stress (definitely!) not let me focus on the true important thing, Jesus.

Thanks for the reminder.

Blessings.

Denise said...

Amen to this.

Wyatt Earp said...

Busyness? Stress? What's that??

:)

Cathy said...

Very pretty picture and wonderful verse ~