“Mary Magdalene left and announced to the disciples, “I’ve seen the Lord.” Then she told them what he said to her.” ~John 20:18
Hallelujah! He is Risen! Christ is Alive!
Good Morning Dear Friends! For all who have been a part of this Lenten journey, I thank you for your support, encouragement and your prayers. I have truly enjoyed sharing with you everyday using this format. It has been a learning experience for me to re-read and lament on the story of Jesus, his life, his ministry, his death and his resurrection. We have talked about living like Jesus and doing what Jesus would do. We looked at letting go of things that distract and keep us from fullness of life and relationship with Jesus. We learned that Lent is not necessarily about giving something up but can also be about giving into things as well, such as attending a bible study, going to Sunday school, listening to Christian music, reading your bible more to list a few. And most recently, we talked about grief. We have imagined the grief the disciples might have experienced and the pain that Jesus’ mother, Mary would have endured. The one person, we have not really talked about is God, the Father and the sacrifice made and the enormous pain inflicted because of love, love for you and me.
As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you. These things I command you, so that you will love one another. ~John 15:9-17
In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. ~ 1 John 4:9-11
What a glorious day! I’m looking forward to Sunrise Service, Church Breakfast, Sunday School and Church Service. I love Sunday mornings, seeing my church family and friends. Singing worships songs and praising God alongside my family, my family and my church are synonymous! The Lenten season may be over as far as the giving up or giving into but our journey continues. We are called to spread the gospel to all, where that’s traveling the globe or just to you neighborhood, they are all important destinations for us to share the love of Jesus. Sharing and spreading the Good News of Jesus is accomplished through both our words and our actions.
Go forth is peace, knowing that sin no longer has a hold on you, Jesus paid the price for all.
Remember, we are called to love everyone. To love someone does not require you to agree with the other person in every aspect. Remember, God will not judge you based on someone else actions, only yours.
I’m a true believer that love and mutual respect can solve a lot of human-made issues. I’m not saying it’s easy to love everyone, I know for an absolute fact…it is HARD. I work on this every day and I hope you will join me as well.
Today is CELEBRATION DAY – HE LIVES, CHRIST JESUS IS ALIVE!!
Wishing your day will be blessed! I wish this Easter will bring you and your home peace, love and happiness. Wishing you a renewed faith in life to strive harder for your goals and ambitions on this Easter Sunday. Easter is a time to rejoice and be thankful for the gift of salvation, forgiveness, life eternal, love everlasting joy.
Breath Prayer: Alleluia,…Alleluia!