E- Easter Meant Everything

Image courtesy of dan at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Image courtesy of dan at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Easter is a very important holiday to me. The first stories ever told to me weren’t fairy tales, but rather stories of friendship like Jonathan and David, or stories of Esther, the girl queen who saved her entire nation, or David and Goliath and how a little guy with insurmountable odds stacked against him could win if he trusted that God was on his side. Those are just a few of the stories I was raised on.

I hear it all the time. “Hey Kitt, don’t you find writing erotica and talking about sex all the time to be contrary to your personal religious beliefs?” No, I don’t. The God I know believed that LOVE was at the core of everything. Loving Him and Loving Everybody. As for the sexuality thing, well, I’ve already answered that question before, but you’re welcome to listen to me chat with the incomparable August McLaughlin on her Girl Boner show entitled: Kinky Christian: Not an Oxymoron?

Most of my life I’ve had a favorite Bible verse. In fact, throughout my life, it has stayed as my hope and focus whenever I felt weak or alone or even like a failure….and it helped me remember my end goal.

“Let not your heart be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. In my father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you unto myself: that where I am, there you may be also.” John 14:1-3

Can you feel the hope God’s trying to send to us in that message?

Here’s the thing… whether you believe in God or not, it’s not my place to judge. Most, though, will agree that there’s a higher power. Why? Because despite all the hate and bigotry and anger, hope lives on and love remains.

Think about the incredibly powerful story of Jesus for a moment. For those who don’t believe in Christianity, imagine for a moment… What if it were all true. A higher power, God, sent his only son, to come down, live among us to better understand the daily temptations we face. Through it all, he had to find a way not to give in, despite direct taunts, hatred, bitterness, disbelief… And then, he did the unthinkable. He sacrificed himself on our behalf. And his father let him. Because they felt we were worthy of that sacrifice.

Worthy for a chance to go to heaven. Worthy to be adopted into His family. Worthy to be called his children. Worthy enough for Jesus to speak up on our behalf about the sins we’ve committed and the fact that it’s not easy, but he’d already paid our price.

Seriously? How could you NOT be moved by such a loving, benevolent Savior? Does that sound like the same guy who dooms people to hell based on who they love? Does he sound like someone who would turn his back at the first sign that someone might be a little bit different? Or because our bodies, the temple he gave us, designed in His image is flawed? Or maybe because we’ve learned to appreciate the anatomical gifts he’s given us? I think not….

Personally, I’m grateful every day for the sacrifice He made on my behalf. It’s going to give me a chance to see people I’ve loved and lost, like my brothers…. He gave me a way to be reunited with them someday. That, too, is a priceless gift.

Yup! Easter, and Jesus rising up from his tomb, means everything to a sinner like me.

Advertisements

11 thoughts on “E- Easter Meant Everything

  1. Kristy K. James...Where Romance and Fantasy Collide says:

    I agree with everything you’ve said. People who have a problem with sex and Christianity should read Song of Solomon. It’s a great example of the way a husband and wife enjoy each other in a physical sense.

    As for the being reunited thing … I have a lot of loved ones I’ll be reunited with someday, and while I’m not in any hurry to get there, I do look forward to it. 😀

  2. Professor Taboo says:

    Kitt,

    I’ve been following these A-Z(?) posts from a quiet distance, nothing up to this point to contribute significantly, until now. 😉

    I am a strong believer in humanity’s intrinsic goodness — at least those who genuinely live it — and believe that goodness, that philanthropy, that altruism, is not exclusive to ANY one group of people/followers and has been adequately proven it is not exclusive. Nevertheless, that should not detract from acts of kindness, peace, compassion, empathy, et al, the rest of the virtues no matter race, ethnicity, gender, orientation, culture, or creed to be applauded and modeled. The highest of virtues can be found universally 365 days a year! THAT I will always standup for and applaud putting aside my own personal beliefs. After all, I too am a part of this human family on this Pale Blue Dot of a planet that sustains all of us.

    This post certainly shows and encourages several good human virtues! Thank you Ma’am. 🙂

  3. Paula Davis Perkins says:

    I was raised in a very Baptist household and had to go to church all the time. I couldn’t wait to leave home and go to school so I wouldn’t have to do the religious thing. This was my wild, rebellious time. However, as I matured, I did go back to church eventually. My mother’s influence had taught me that it was a safe place to “hang out”. I don’t attend a church now, because I believe that you don’t need a building to practice being a Christian. I hopefully do this in my everyday activities. I so agree with your blog and would like to add that people need to remember that pastors/ministers who have children had to have sex to get them!

    Great blog!

  4. kindredspirit23 says:

    I was raised Christian, but am not anymore. Still, I believe in God and have no problem believing Jesus was real. I guess I mostly differ in the idea of sin and the need for forgiveness. I don’t believe in hell. i don’t believe in the second coming. At least, not in the way Christians see it. I am very flexible and open to many ideas. The biggest idea is that people should be free to believe as they choose. I don’t judge; i don’t condemn. I am comfortable with my beliefs. They work for me.
    Thanks for this post,
    Scott

Don't Be Shy, Reply!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s