Wednesday, April 20, 2011

When The Hour Comes

Rejected and alone, never dreaming he would lose his family or for that matter he would ever need help, he desperately went on a search for something more. Life had changed, more than anything else, by his choices, resulting in pain and brokeness. Looking backwards, he understood his part, he wished and wanted everything to be different, he said he would do anything to go back and change it.  So.
We talked about Christ, not about religion, but about what happens when the life of Christ enters into our life, about how to live the best life, about having a new life with passion and purpose, living each day as a gift rather than just making it through, wanting the day to be over.
His hour had come.  He invited Christ into his life.

Now before the Feast of the Passover, Jesus knowing that His hour had come that He would depart out of this world to the Father, having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end. (John 13:1, NASB)
"His hour had come ". . ,  these words recorded in John 13:1, mark the moment in time when everything changed through the power of Christ, a power that broke through the darkness and pain of humanity, a power that overcame evil, a power that not even death could hold down, a power that brings hope to the hopeless, a power that makes nothing impossible, a power that makes a person new, a power that in our weakness makes us strong, a power that is a daily gift.  Specific times mark the way we go and what happens next, changing the details of our life.  When the hour comes, when we say yes to Christ, when we step into the power of Christ rather than relying on our own abilities, we know the hour is significant and will change the course of not only our own life but those around us because it is Christ in us, working to accomplish His plan.
Be ready for your hour.
The thing is . . . when your hour comes . . . the power is as close as the presence of Christ.
Mark the hour as a gift, giving thanks for the opportunity, celebrating for the life of Christ in you.

Learning to Kickstart the day ready for the hour,

(written by Kerrie Carlisle Palmer © 2011 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)