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Lest I Forget Gethsemane

Author, David Patterson writes,

Without Jesus, without the Risen Savior in our hearts, life is like:

 . . . A chocolate Easter Bunny – empty on the inside.

 . . . An Easter Bunny always hopping here and there.

 . . . Last year’s Easter outfit that doesn’t quite fit.

 . . . An Easter Lily – it soon withers and dries up.

 . . . An unopened Easter card with the love unclaimed.

 . . . A bag of Jelly Beans, sugary and sweet but lacking substance.

 . . . An unfound Easter Basket full of gifts that spoil and go to waste.

 . . . A colored egg that looks great but cracks under pressure.

 . . . An Easter parade – a long journey with no destination.

The Apostle Paul knew the secret to keeping Easter alive every day of the year.  He wrote to the church at Corinth:

 I resolved to know nothing except Jesus Christ and Him crucified (I Cor. 2:2)

Though, we are Easter people, might we not forget the price that was paid so we can celebrate.  Lest I forget Gethsemane, lest I forget His agony, lest I forget His love for me, I am like the Easter Bunny and Easter Parade - empty on the inside and on a journey with no destination.

I ask God to do as the songwriter says, “Lead me to Calvary.” 


Pastor Clarence