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Dear Church Family,

         THE PSALMIST REQUESTED "PREPARE MY HEART AND RENEW MY SPIRIT!" AS WE ENTER INTO A SEASON OF EASTER, I THINK THIS IS A REQUEST WE ALL SHOULD MAKE, TO ENSURE THAT WE ARE "PREPARED" TO EXPERIENCE THIS TIME OF TRUTH, REALITY, AND RESURRECTION. WHILE CHRISTMAS IS A HOLY TIME, AND IS A MAJOR PART OF THE PLAN OF SALVATION, I THINK WE CAN AGREE THAT THERE IS A BIG DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A "BABY IN A MANGER" AND A "MAN ON A CROSS", EVEN THOUGH THEY INVOLVED THE SAME PERSON, AT DIFFERENT STAGES OF HIS LIFE, AND DIFFERENT STAGES OF GOD'S PERFECT PLAN. THE MANGER AND THE CROSS ARE BOTH ABOUT "NEW LIFE", BUT WHILE ONE REQUIRED THE OBEDIENCE OF A INNOCENT GIRL, THE OTHER REQUIRED THE BLOOD OF AN INNOCENT MAN. IF WE, TRULY, ARE GOING TO LET THE FULL GOSPEL STORY PLAY OUT, IN OUR HEARTS, WE MUST MAKE SURE WE ARE PREPARED FOR IT ALL. THE GOSPEL STORY IS NOT A SPIRITUAL BUFFET, WHERE WE CAN PICK AND CHOOSE THE PARTS WE WANT TO FELLOWSHIP WITH, FOR PAUL SAID THAT HE MUST "FELLOWSHIP WITH CHRIST'S SUFFERING" TO "KNOW THE POWER OF HIS RESURRECTION". THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST IS "DEATH, BURIAL, THEN RESURRECTION", IN THAT ORDER. WE MUST TRAVEL THE ENTIRE JOURNEY, NOT DRIVE AROUND THE PARTS WE DON'T LIKE, TO APPRECIATE WHAT CHRIST HAS DONE FOR US. SO, LET US PRAY, PREPARE AND PRAISE HIM FOR "ALL HE HAS DONE!" AFTER ALL, EVEN CHRIST PRAYED THAT GOD WOULD PREPARE HIM FOR WHAT WAS, YET, TO COME!    SELAH!

Selah!
Pastor Gary