A Thought, A Poem, A Playlist — Resurrection Sunday

Today is arguably the most important holiday in the Christian faith because today is the day that Jesus Christ rose from the dead, conquered sin, and saved us!

Growing up in a Christian home has been a blessing for so many reasons, but also not, because growing up around Christianity makes it easier to grow complacent with Christ, and to take Him for granted when that should never happen. 

Every single day we wake up and take a breath, we have a new reason to thank God because it’s a new day that we don’t have to pay for because it’s already done, and we don’t have to be the same people we were before we knew Him. That’s so exciting to me! Even though I often think I am a terrible Christian (and human being, if I’m being honest) it’s mind-boggling to think that God still wants me as I am, and I can still turn my life around because of what Jesus did on the cross for me. 

And He did it for you, too. You don’t have to stay the same anymore.

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. – 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NKJV)

This is an idea I wrote down in my notebook for a short story some time ago, but I never got around to writing:

A customer phones The Eternal Call Centre, looking for life. The Customer Service Representative (God) tells the customer the cost for a person with credit as terrible as theirs is death, and the customer freaks out but God transfers the call to another rep (Jesus) who tells the customer not to worry because his debt’s been paid up.

While I failed to write the short story, I did come up with this quasi-poem, so now I present to you Rent-A-Breath:

Welcome to rent-a-breath,

We’ll give you life,

But the cost is death, and yes, it will be an eternal debt.

A death for a breath,

A passing for each heartbeat,

Because life is hard, and it don’t come cheap.

Slide your card through the register, denied! It says,

Your card’s declined, you’re as good as dead.

But wait, what’s this? It’s a note on My desk, it says I will cover the cost of your next breath,

Call for Jesus,

Confess your debt,

He will cover it,

Don’t you fret.

Thank you for choosing rent-a-breath,

Where you were given life,

When the cost was death.

As for the playlist, you can check it out on Spotify if you’d like!

Resurrection Sunday playlist by thealloutgirl 


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