Easter, How Judo Like?Around Easter, I cannot get away from just how judo like it is. What better way to understand the death and resurrection of Christ than the idea of never giving up. If death can't defeat us through Christ then what can.
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When I was going for my Shodan ( 1st level Black belt) I was training with a young man by the name of Paul. I remember how comfortable I felt with him. It was marvellous to be thrown by someone with force and precision and know that there would be no trauma when I landed. He treated me with respect by trusting that, at that level, I knew what I was doing and therefore he could throw me with force and precision and I returned
We looked after each others welfare by treating each other with respect. We both benefited by obtaining our black belts.
Jesus died for the mutual welfare and benefit of all. Of course, there was nothing comfortable about it for Him. I am not diminishing what He went through at all. But there was mutual welfare and benefit in that He let our sin kill him so that we could gain eternal fellowship with.