‘Can You See Him?’

29 Mar

“Why do you look for the living among the dead?  He is not here; he has risen!” (Luke 24:5-6)

As a Relationships Examiner, the most important relationship I could possibly blog about is our relationship with Christ.  My own path has been littered with the obstacles and pitfalls of life, but this morning I am overflowing with thankfulness that no matter what I do (or don’t do), His love for me and purpose for me do not disappear.  Here on planet Earth surrender is not normally a good thing.  But surrender to Christ’s love for me is so sweet I can taste it.

Usually I attend Life Church in person, but today I decided to worship online for the first time.  Service begins with worship followed by teaching from Pastor Craig Groeschel, the first lesson in a new series called “Can You See Him?”

Craig talked about hope.  The disciples’ hopes about Jesus weren’t just disappointed, they were devastated.  Walking along the road to Emmaus, they poured out their confusion and sense of loss to a total stranger.  What they did not realize was that the stranger walking with them was about to make the worst thing that had ever happened to them become the best thing.

I won’t spoil any more of the story for you.  There’s still plenty of time for you to hear it for yourself.  Anyone anywhere in the world can be a part of online worship just by going to LifeChurch.tv.  There are two more service times today, and more throughout the week.

When you open the page, you’ll see the streaming video in the upper left corner, and down the right hand side there are several tabs for chat, a worldwide map, lesson notes and Facebook connect.  You can share your thoughts, ask someone to pray for you, and sing yourself silly right there in the privacy of your own home.  Being a part of a church is very important, but sometimes that can mean something a little different than getting in your car and driving there.  Today I had business with God to do that I could not have in front of my family and a freshly pressed congregation.  And He was faithful to meet me here, even in jammies, without a stained glass window in sight.

Believe me, if you were important enough to die for, you are important enough for Him to come to your house and hang out with.

(Cross-posted at Examiner.com on April 12, 2009.)

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