RELIGION AND SPIRITUAL
Jesus, who is the central figure of Christianity, was born of a virgin, and proclaimed in the New Testament as the Lamb, (or child) of God.
I am basing this book on that premise, since it is embedded in my mind that it is the one and only truth, in spite of what other religions may believe. The thought that it isn’t the truth is nothing but hogwash in my mind, and I will continue to praise the name of Jesus until I am called home, and no longer of this earth.
Christians come in all sizes, shapes, colors. We are either tall or short; skinny, pleasingly plump…and onward; red, yellow, black, or white, and come from all corners of our earth. We all may not have one thing in common, other than the fact that we love Jesus, and bigger and better yet…He loves us! That doesn’t make us better than other people…just Forgiven!
Christ was crucified and died for my sins, and yours. He died on what we observe as Good Friday, and arose 3 days later, on what we celebrate as Easter.
The date of Jesus’ birth and death, and His subsequent age at the time of His death has been in the hands of scholars for hundreds of years, without any solid confirmation. Since there were no records kept back then, they can only go on time lines in history, and assume the rest. They all conclude that Jesus was over thirty, with many stating He had to be in His forties when he was crucified. This also lends itself to discussion of how long His ministry actually existed. Was it 31/2 years, or was it twelve years?
I honestly don’t know what difference it makes, nor do I care about the logistics of it. What I DO care about, is that Jesus is my Savior and Master. Enough said!
Heartache and mourning are among the most thoughtprovoking experiences each of us has to face at one time or another in our life. If you come away from this book with only one thing, I hope you come to comprehend that you are able to be gentle with yourself as you move through the complex stages of emotional wounds.
With better understanding of the grief process, that is essential to heal emotional wounds, and learning the tools and skills you’ll learn in this book, you’ll discover you’re able to markedly lessen your pain and suffering as you move through the process of healing emotional wounds.
The great news is that when faced with the inevitable, we might find ourselves undergoing intense emotions that we never imagined we would or may feel. And these emotions may be cleansing – providing dismissals from attachments and memories that are no longer possible to resolve with an individual.
The further great news is that we might experience enormous emotional and spiritual growth in our journeys through heartache and mourning. Learning to experience and separate our sadness, angers and guilts that are aspects of the normal grief experience may be enormously beneficial in the long haul.
The foul news is that these are frequently painful experiences, which we may rather choose to avoid – if we’d the choice. These inevitable and inescapable challenges along the road of life might, however, be so painful that we can’t ignore them.
How often we cry out, “I can’t take it!” when the STORMS OF LIFE rise up and threaten to destroy us. We forget so quickly that the Lord has promised to stand by us no matter what happens. The Old Testament book of JOB tells us about a family who suffered terrible loss. Job came through the storm with his faith intact. Although he had never read 1 Corinthians 10:13 (a New Testament scripture written thousands of years later), he fully believed and experienced its truth. “No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.” – 1 Cor.10:13 (NKJV) Job’s wife came through the storm too, but she fell apart emotionally and spiritually on her journey back to faith. The message of this book is very encouraging: When the storms of life come – you can take it! Our attitude makes the difference as to how we weather the storm. This is one of the oldest, most interesting, and most thought-provoking books of the Bible. It is not often one gets to look behind the scenes and sense the will and purposes of Almighty God. Based on the Old Testament book of Job, “When the storms come” takes you through the high – and low – points in his life. Walk with Job and his family and learn how to “take” trials in the power and strength of the Lord.