Friday, April 6, 2012

Remember Me

Luke 23: 38 - 43

 38 There was a written notice above him, which read: THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
 39 One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself and us!”
 40 But the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since you are under the same sentence? 41 We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.”
 42 Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.[d]
 43 Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.”

The thief on the cross admitted he was a sinner and confirmed that Jesus was sinless.  He said,, "Remember me when you come into your kingdom."  That kind of remembrance is a "calling to mind".  In other words, think about me - remember this conversation - may my face come before you.  And Jesus assures him He will.

Another kind of remembrance is, "Do this in remembrance of Me."  It's a memory of things past that causes a connection.  When I remember Christ in the taking of communion it calls to my mind all the times I've interacted with Him, all the times He's blessed me, all the personal things He's done just for me, and reminds me of how much He loves me.  And it also reminds me of His promise, that He's coming again!

Remember this day what was accomplished for you.
Have a blessed Resurrection Day.


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My nane is Judy and I've been a christian for more than 3/4 of my life. I believe in redemption through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, that God, the Spirit lives in me and gives me the power to do His will and to live a joyful life. I have a Godly husband, a grown son and daughter. I live on a farm with 3 goats, 2 chickens, 2 horses, a cat, a dog and a python. I am an artist and a singer. I was a full time stay at home mom, the hardest job you'll ever love! I have two handmade shops on Etsy. Leaning on the Promises (Hand Painted Walking Canes) and Beaver Creek Pottery and an Etsy shop for selling Vintage and Antiques. Jersey Pine Pickers I post about my relationship with God, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, about the things He teaches me, delights me with and how He uses me.