Joanna Young at Confident Writing has challenged us with a group writing project: Essential Lines from 2009.
1. Select your essential post
Sift through what you published in 2009 to select the post you’d call ‘essential’.
You can define that in different ways, for example:
- A post that matters: that mattered to you then, that mattered to your readers, that still matters to you now
- A post that captures what your blog’s all about
- A post that reflects what 2009 has been about, for you or for others
- A post that models essential writing
Joanna further instructs us to explain why we chose that post and encourages us to include a few “knock ’em dead lines” from the post.
I narrowed down the choices in What I Learned from … 2009 for Middle Zone Musings’ groupwrite project. For Joanna’s challenge, I’ve chosen a post that mattered to me when I wrote it and still matters to me now.
Adversity? What Adversity? reminds me—and I hope you—that I—and you—have been blessed beyond belief with salvation through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. All we have to do is accept the gift and proclaim Him Lord of Lord and King of Kings.
Nothing I have ever experienced or ever will experience can compare to our Lord and Savior being beaten, mocked, tortured, and murdered in the most vicious way.
And why? For my sins and your sins and the sins of the whole world. If I were the only person who needed redemption, Jesus would have died for me alone. My sin makes me Judas betraying Him, the chief priests and scribes condemning Him, Pilate washing his hands of Him, the crowd calling “Crucify Him!,” and the Roman soldiers killing Him.
Yet Jesus prayed on the cross, “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.” (Luke 23:34, KJV)
Thanks be to God for the gift of salvation!