In order to save money a college drama class purchased only a couple of scripts of a play and cut them up into the separate parts for the actors. The director gave each player their individual part in the proper order of the play and then started the rehearsal. But nothing went right. After an hour of missed cues and mangled sequences, the cast gave up.
At that point, the director sat all of the participants on the stage and said, “Look, I’m going to read the entire play to you, so don’t any of you say a word.” He read the entire script out loud; and when he was finished, one of the actors said, “So that’s what it’s all about!” And when the cast understood the entire story, they were able to fit their rolls together and have a successful rehearsal.
It is wonderful when we fully understand what our role is all about!
How about you? Do you know and understand what your role is as a Christian? Max Lucado’s Facebook page on 3/10/14 needs to be repeated.
“When grace happens, Christ enters. Christ in you, the hope of glory! For many years, I missed this truth. I believed all the other prepositions: Christ for me, with me, ahead of me. But I never imagined that Christ was in me.”
“I can’t blame my deficiency on Scripture. Paul refers to the indwelling Christ 216 times. John mentions His presence 26 times. No other religion or philosophy makes such a claim. No other movement implies the living presence of its founder in his followers.”
“Mohammed does not indwell Muslims. Buddha does not inhabit Buddhists. Influence? Instruct? Yes. But occupy? No! “
“The mystery of Christianity is summarized in Colossians 1:27: “Christ is in you!” The Christian is a person in whom Christ is happening! Little by little a new image emerges! All because of God’s grace.”
So that’s what it’s all about!
LIFE LESSON: Jesus died for us to give His life to us to live His life through us. It’s not a role we play; it’s a life we live. His life in our bodies. Christians truly are the body of Christ. And all God’s people said “Amen!”
We pray that you will have a blessed and joyous Easter weekend. He is risen indeed!
We appreciate your continued support and for partnering with us to proclaim the truth in God’s Word about His amazing grace. To Him be the glory!
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