Today was simply one of those days. You know, those days where everything just seems to go the wrong way. From fighting off the stomach flu, to spilling hot tea, not being able to find my keys, forgetting a glove at home.... Nothing seemed to work in my favor today. I sit here in bed tonight grateful that tomorrow is a new day. However, as I was walking across campus to class today, freezing away from the bitter Cleveland winter wind, I decided I needed a little bit of music to cheer me up. I put my headphones in, and began to listen. "Elvis is dead, Picasso is dead, Jimi Hendrix and JAnis Joplin are dead. Marilyn Monroe is dead, however- Jesus is alive." In his song, Shai Linne goes on to tell about the fact that any famous figure in history is dead. Plato, Buddha, Darwin, Napolean, Atila the Hun... you name it- dead. So many times we put our faith and hope in these influential humans.. but that's all they are. Mere humans, whose lives end at the grave. so no matter how beautiful they are, how wonderfully they sing, how powerfully they speak, they will die, and remain in that grave. but Jesus... Jesus is ALIVE. Death was could not hold Him... after three days, He rose again. His tomb is empty, and today He sits at the right hand of God, and He intercedes for us. and because of Him, we can enter heaven, and rejoice for eternity.
Please take a minute and let that sink in... Jesus is alive. ALIVE.