Sunday, April 4, 2010

We had EVERYTHING this Easter.

There were no Easter bunnies.

No Easter baskets.

If you are looking for pictures of our perfectly coiffed family dressed in their Easter best, you won't find it here.

There were no new Easter outfits bought this year. But we were clothed in clean, good clothes.

The table was not decked with ham, rolls, and the like. But we didn't go hungry.

It was not a relaxing, quiet week spent at home. But I wouldn't have spent it any other way. It was worth it. HE was worth it.

I don't have pictures and narratives of ways we spent our time this Easter weekend.

But I DO have something of THE HIGHEST importance to tell you....

We all sin.

And the penalty for that sin is death. But there is One who died, once, for all.

My Jesus was nailed to the cross. He had the power to free Himself at any time. But He didn't. His unfailing, unending love for YOU, for ME, held Him there. It cost Him everything to set us free. And He gave it willingly.

He died.

He was buried.

But 3 days later...


I serve a risen Savior! And one day He WILL return and take me, and anyone who would believe and trust in Him as their Redeemer, their Savior, their Lord, home with Him for eternity!

If you have never made that decision to follow after Jesus Christ, don't delay!! *Run to the cross! Run to the Savior! Mercy is there, arms open wide. Fall on His grace. All is forgiven. Hide in the hope of Love crucified. RUN TO THE CROSS!!* And the best part? You don't need to do anything before you run there...He will take you

Romans 3:23
"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."

Romans 6:23
"For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."

Romans 5:8
"But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."

Isaiah 53:5
"But He was pierced through for our transgressions,
He was crushed for our iniquities;
The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him,
And by His scourging we are healed.

Romans 10:13

Romans 10:9-10
"That if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;

Romans 8:38-39
"For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."

He is EVERYTHING you need.

*Words from our church's Easter presentation that we were blessed to be a part of this past week and weekend.


Carpool Queen said...

I hope your heart is full as you sip hot tea with lemon to soothe your tired voice.

All worth it, I know, in praise to the King.

Connie said...

Great post! Amen sister! I was so blessed by the Easter program and I know how much work that all takes! You guys were great and, as always, we loved hearing Billy rock out! Thanks for serving and have a super week friend!

Kellie said...

Amen! and Amen!

Anonymous said...

I'll add my amen!!

Anonymous said...

I'll add my amen!!

Gretchen said...

Thanks so much for keeping this perspective and sharing it with me.

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Yep, Everything.

Well said, friend. Well said.

Amber said...

I'm super late in the commenting department, but a hugacious


from me, friend.

Beautifully said.