November 30, 2010

Bracelets

Not to long ago bracelets marked with WWJD (What Would Jesus Do?) took the Christian community by storm. Everywhere you seemed to turn in churches across America, you seemed to find someone with one of these bracelets. A Christian fad I actually enjoyed. Another fad I enjoy are cool Christian coffee shops entitled something like “Bean Renewed,” “EspressYo Faith” & “Holy Grounds” :)

Although recently another question came to mind, “What Did Jesus Do?” For let’s face it, this question trumps WWJD simply because our salvation hinges on what Jesus did on our behalf in the final chapters of the Gospels. In fact Paul put it this way; For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures. 1 Corinthians 15:3-4

The point is this: Jesus took the suffering and guilt for our wrongdoing and paid our penalty. He died and conquered death so we could live. And we will never be able to fully understand what Jesus would do until we embrace what Jesus did for us on the cross.

Now I just need to find a bracelet manufacturer to produce the remix “WDJD”