When you think of Jesus, do you mentally “see” Him sad and suffering?
Pictures of Jesus smiling or laughing are fairly new in worldwide Christian culture.
Most people have gotten used to a serious, somber Savior. Yet, for the first three centuries of Christianity, Jesus was most often portrayed as serene, young, happy Good Shepherd.
Only twice do the writers of the Gospels mention that ‘Jesus wept.” What if that is because the gentle Master was most often so full of joy that He smiled and laughed easily.
When you think of the real Jesus, how do you see Him?
Come, share that joy rising in your heart here at Unity on Easter morning!
“When the great crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, they took palm branches and went out to meet him, and cried out: ‘Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!’ . . . .
So the crowd that was with him when he called Lazarus from the tomb and raised him from death . . . went to meet him, because they heard that he had done this sign” (John 12:12-18).
Into Your hands, God, I commend my Spirit. Hallelujah – a word of praise to my God!
Hallelujah – a word of thanks for my God! Hallelujah – a moment of thanks for my God!
Hallelujah – this is a blessed day – a blessed day with my God!
“Let every breath I breathe be sacred. Let every word I speak be true.
Let every song I sing be holy, and only bring me close to You”
(Inspired by Daniel Nahmod’s lyrics to “Hallelujah – A Word of Praise”).