“Just as you cannot understand the path of the wind or the mystery of a tiny baby growing in its mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the activity of God, who does all things.” – Ecclesiastes 11:5; NLT
“Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.” – 2 Chronicles 7:14; NLT
“Walk with the wise and become wise; associate with fools and get in trouble.” – Proverbs 13:20; NLT
“Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, so that I could gain Christ.” – Philippians 3:8; NLT
I want to look at one of many of the radical acts Jesus performed during His time here on earth.
It is not radical because it was a miracle. It is not radical because He healed someone.
It is radical because He touched someone.
Not just anyone. Jesus touched an untouchable.
Jesus touched a leper.
For this one, it is all about context.
“And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.” – Philippians 4:8 ; NLT
“Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong.” – 1 Corinthians 16:13; NLT
“And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow – not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.” – Romans 8:38; NLT
“The LORD has made the heavens his throne; from there he rules over everything.” – Psalm 103:19 (NLT)
As the Easter season came and went, there were many changes to the area in which I live, specifically with businesses and the messages that are displayed on their signs. For many of the businesses in my area, Christianity is a common theme.
Many of the owners subscribe to some sort of Christian worldview and proclaim Christ on their LCD boards or the simple block letter boards.
On many of their signs, one would see phrases like “He is Risen!” or “Because He lives” or similar phrases.
It is heartening for me to see this, because in my usual hometown, it is not common for local businesses to make such proclamations on their publicly viewed signs. Usually it is something subtle, like a cross on their wall or a verse or set of verses around their establishment.
However, as Spring and the Easter season approached my area, the town of Hershey, PA made a bold statement with their billboards and even the small flags that hang from their street lights along Main Street in Hershey.