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for April 3, 2021

SILENT SATURDAY - REFLECT AND PRAY

It's the day before the Resurrection and just as it was the quietest of all days in Scripture, so I believe we should all be quiet and await the events that tomorrow will bring.

I am not trying to get out of my blogging responsibilities today, but I think it is a good day to just reflect, pray and expect. I have a lot to say about this and other things that disturb me; one of which is the steady decline in morals and especially the erosion of the Judeo-Christian lifestyle and worldview.

Christianity, along with living the lifestyle of a Christian is contingent upon the most momentous event in all of human history, and that is what we celebrate tomorrow. It is not Easter (a pagan name for a happy ritual); rather, it is Resurrection Day. Our whole faith - our whole belief system hinges upon whether or not this really happened.

The world around us lives as if it didn't happen. And if it did, many don't really care. I can't for the life of me understand why anyone wouldn't care if the resurrection happened, or even if it possible for humans to live beyond the here and now. The question of the ages is: Did Jesus rise from the dead? And if so, will we too rise from the dead? The follow-up questions is this: If we do not believe it, then why should we expect the live beyond the here and now?

A better way of putting these questions is this way: If there is no God Who offers hope beyond this life, then why live at all? What is the purpose of life? To the Atheist I always ask: "If there is no God and life is meaningless, then why not save the planet and blow your brains out?" I don't mean to be so blunt, but it does beg the question - why live on if life is worthless and void of meaning. If there is a God and God created you and I with purpose then why not live for Him so that we can continue to live for and with Him.

Humans were made in the imago dei, the "image of God." Different from animals, plants and rocks, we were made! Everything else was created. When God creates, He speaks it into existence, ex nihilo, "out of nothing." Mankind was MADE, not created, and the items used for make man was dust, clay and dirt. Then, God "breathed" or "spirited" into that dust, clay and dirt and man became a living soul! That is why we have meaning and that act of making us also makes us eternal beings! Not infinite (that would imply we had no beginning), but eternal and that means we will have no ending. Our bodies will end, but our being lasts forever.

The next and final question, then, becomes, once this body of dust, clay and dirt is discarded where will you then be? The answer is based on what happens tomorrow - Resurrection Day.

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My life is boring. I read, I watch Glenn Beck and Mark Levin. I listen to Andrew Wilkow. I engage in some conversation with those who are willing to listen (they being masochistic and enjoy killing themselves with my banter).

I plan on just laying out the things that bother me and the things I love. Nothing in-between. I hope you find whatever I put here amusing.