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God Said 'No' to Jesus

This post was a little bit delayed seeing as God showed me this around Easter time. But I had to share it no matter how late it was!

On Good Friday this past year, I read the account of Jesus's death in God's Word, and I truly thanked Him for what He had done for me on the cross. That day symbolized so much--the power of sin in the earth, the pain of life, but most importantly, the Savior who conquered them both.

I started watching the Passion of the Christ with my brother, and even though I've seen the movie before and read numerous times what happened at Gethsemane, this time new meaning came to my heart and my thoughts. As Jesus knelt, stricken with pain, He asked one thing of God--for this cup to pass from Him if it was God's will. In other words, He was asking if there was any other way for Him to atone for the sins of the world than by a scarring death on a cross. It wasn't that Jesus didn't want to die for our sins--He loved us even through that prayer--bu…

Don't Forget What He's Done

Psalm 77:4-12 "4 You hold my eyelids open;
I am so troubled that I cannot speak.
5 I consider the days of old,
the years long ago.
 6 I said, "Let me remember my song in the night;
let me meditate in my heart."
Then my spirit made a diligent search:
7 "Will the Lord spurn forever,
and never again be favorable?
8 Has his steadfast love forever ceased?
Are his promises at an end for all time?
9 Has God forgotten to be gracious?
Has he in anger shut up his compassion?"
10 Then I said, "I will appeal to this,
to the years of the right hand of the Most High."
11 I will remember the deeds of the LORD;
yes, I will remember your wonders of old.
12 I will ponder all your work,
and meditate on your mighty deeds."

This past week I've been had a hard time seeing God in life and in school. I don't know exactly what it is that makes me feel this way. I think I'm just realizing more and more the separation between God and the world. The more I try to seek God, t…