On this journey that we are on, we meet many different types of people and while they all have different qualities and traits about them, they are either a blessing or a lesson to us. Sometimes, the blessing is in the lesson while other times, the lesson is the blessing. Mother Teresa is known for saying that “Some people come in our life as blessings. Some come in our life as lessons.”
Many times, when we think about our blessings in life, we think of our family and some of our friends, maybe our pets or money. The list differs for everyone. The best blessing that any of us could have is a relationship with Jesus Christ. Easter is not far off and the lesson of this death is not just that Christ died but also, that He rose again. On that third day, He defeated death and conquered the grave for all who chose to accept Him as their Lord and Savior.
His death and resurrection both are blessings to the human race but there is a significant lesson behind the blessing. We are Christ’s creation but because of the fall of man separated us from God, we were disconnected from Him. As time went on, the further away that we moved from our creator. In order to save His creation, Christ would send a flood to restore the human race with a pure bloodline but this did not work one hundred percent. That is, another sacrifice to save mankind had to be made in order for We the People to be saved.
The lesson here is that God had to become man, in the form of Christ, and become the sacrifice in place of man and die on a cross in Golgotha or the place of the skull. You’ll hear preachers and others refer to the place where Christ was crucified as Cavalry which is the same place. Golgotha is the Aramaic name and Luke 23:33 of the King James Version uses Cavalry in reference to this location: ”And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.”
While family is a blessing, we have to watch ourselves at all times. Just because someone is related to you does not mean that they will not try to harm you, hurt you or take advantage of you. Unfortunately, there have been different times in my life when I had family members take advantage of me but one lesson that I have learned is that we can eliminate many of the bad things that people do to us if we pay attention and listen or watch them as actions do speak louder than words. When we listen to them or watch their behavior, we learn about them.
This is the lesson and if we do so, we are better prepared but sometimes, watching and listening is not enough. There are people who play the game well and are much harder to gauge and are able make even the best of us feel and look foolish. Proverbs 20:11 reads ”Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right.” A real blessing is that we always have God to help us through all things. Matthew 28:20 tells us “Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, [even] unto the end of the world. Amen.”
Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, [even] unto the end of the world. Amen.”–Matthew 28:20