Today as I sat and reflected what to write for this post, I said a prayer that God would give me the words to express such an important topic. Not two minutes later I received a text. It said ” But He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our inequities; the punishment that brought us peace was on Him, and by his wounds we are healed. Isaiah 53:5 NIV. Have a blessed day my brothers!” Clearly, I am not a brother. I do not know who sent this. A wrong #, not intended for me by the sender. But, exactly what I needed. God has such a great sense of humor! I love when He answers so quickly.
It is hard to explain in words what Jesus means to me. I have had so many times in my life that I just don’t think I could have made it through without my faith and God’s constant love and grace. I look back and see his hand guiding me through storms and tragedy and never once forsaking me or leaving my side. I am so eternally grateful for my heavenly Father’s love and sacrifice.
Maybe you are a believer, maybe you are not. Either way know that, God is Love. He is not angry with you because he knows, we are all sinners. Jesus loves us (yes, you) so much that he chose to live among us, to feel our struggles, and to die for our sins so that we may have eternal life. What an amazing gift! “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him, shall not perish, but have eternal life.” John 3:11. Happy Easter, He has risen!
Easter Sunday means so much to me. It means remembering and celebrating the greatest gift that I can ever receive. It means that there is someone who loves me enough and wants me to live eternally with Him so much that He suffered unimaginable pain and agony to make it so. It means that no matter what I do or have done in this life, He knows my worth. Even when I do not.
The gifts that my Heavenly Father and his beloved Son give to me each and every day of my life are wonderful, perfect gifts. However, they are not the one that matters the most. The gift of the atonement and eternal life are the gifts that matter the most. He rose on the third day to show us all that we will overcome death too, if we but only accept the most precious gift that has been extended to us.
We all have trials in life. I have had them and I know you have as well. When we have trials we should ask for the strength to gracefully get through them and learn from them. We should ask for God to carry us though them, to the other side. He loves us and while He won’t take our trials away, He will carry us though, if we have the faith in Him that He has asked us to have. He loves me and He loves you. Every day, but especially today, be grateful for the Gift. “And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him.” Mark 16:6
Blessing to You and Happy Easter!
He is Risen Indeed!