Saturday, March 30, 2013
What a perfect topic for Resurrection Sunday! Sacrifice! It's the most powerful act of faith we could ever demonstrate to God, and the most powerful act of love God ever gave to us. Before He ever asked us to sacrifice, He already sacrificed His own Son. The eyes of the world see loss, pain and weakness when they think of giving. But when giving is done by faith, it takes on a supernatural power that can overcome barriers. Now take giving to the extreme, to the point of sacrifice, and that power increases exponentially.
Some think of sacrifice as an archaic religious practice. But people sacrifice all the time, perhaps they just don't think of it in those terms, because the sacrifices they make are on the altars of money, careers and other self-centered gods. But whether we believe in it or not, no one can escape the universal laws of sacrifice. Just ask Aron Ralston - you'll have to read more about him in session 7 below.
If we weren't such greedy, selfish human beings - I'm not referring to unbelievers, but to the best of Christians - we'd be sacrificing to the One True God much more. Enjoy the 7th session of the 40 Day Project, right here. Stay tuned for the next installment tomorrow!