Two entries in one day! This must be important!
I just watched The Passion of the Christ for the first time tonight, the eve of Palm Sunday. I thought it was a pretty good movie with some artistic license used here and there. I think the creepy-looking evil dude and the freaky baby could’ve been done away with. That’s not in the Bible! I can’t imagine having to write a screenplay with dialogue between characters that’s not in the Scriptures. I also don’t understanding why subtitles weren’t used for everything being said.
Seeing how Jesus Christ suffered for me and all those who received Him, those who believe in His name (John 1:12), made me realize one thing, I don’t know squat when it comes to suffering for Christ. Watching the movie, I also thought about what it would be like to die for my faith. I’m pretty confident I would never renounce Him no matter what, but when push comes to shove, would I really? It’d be easy to die quickly. That wouldn’t be a problem. But what if I was tortured to renounce my faith? Would I have the “guts” to not deny my Lord and Savior? I actually tried to visualize losing a finger. Just imagine if Jack Bauer was trying to make you renounce your faith in Christ!
This reminded me of one of my life verses I’ve had since my junior year in high school. Philippians 3:10-11 (New American Standard Bible) says (boldface added):
that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death; in order that I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.
I miss hearing the song “Lord, I Want to Know You More” played during musical worship.
I also wanted to give a birthday shout out to my man, Yoshio Osaki (Xanga: yoshi329) who turned 26 on Thursday, March 29, 2007. We’ve been great friends since Kindergarten at Pilgrim School. Without hesitation, I’d say he’s the best friend I had at school for 12 years of my life (I went to Punahou School in Hawai’i for 7th grade). I love him like a brother and am privileged and honored to know him and be his friend.
“Birthday greetings” (if you grew up in the First Chinese Baptist Church system, you’re probably familiar with this little tune) also go out to Jonathan Lim who turned 15 today!
The Florida Gators took care of business tonight. I am pleased. I’d say more, but I would like to respect my Bruin brethren out there.
In closing, I would like to officially say:
I HATE eating rice pretty much everyday!!!
Just think of all the rice we consume and how that could go to those starving around the world!
Good night! Fight on and God bless!
Fight on to victory
Fight on for ol’ JC