Spring is such a time of hope and new beginnings. Anything seems possible in Spring! New life is born of the seemingly dead ground. God's power is on display all around us at all times but, perhaps, it is more noticeable in Spring after the long, dark Winter.
Jesus died and rose again in Spring. He died for us. Suffered for us. Lets not glide over this truth or view it through rose tinted glasses. He was tortured and beaten but He endured it for us. We had sinned and He died so that we would be forgiven. He loved us that much!
I find it hard to comprehend such love. There are times when I get irritated with my family when they haven't done anything wrong and yet here was Jesus who was innocent of all crimes and yet was willing to suffer and sacrifice His life for all of us so that our sins would be forgiven.
Such generous, unfailing, consistent, awe inspiring, and faithful love. A love that didn't just exist in the good times when things were easy and unchallenging. It was a love that was willing to suffer for the sins of others.
He does not punish us for all our sins; he does not deal harshly with us, as we deserve.
For his unfailing love toward those who fear him is as great as the height of the heavens above the earth.
He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west.
Psalm 103 : 10 - 12
We must never forget this great act of love. This gift that we were given. It is easy to get distracted by the world and not to think of Jesus first. We all know what we should be doing. We should be living for Jesus! He died so that you could live. Does your life reflect that? Do your daily choices, actions, and words honour Him? A few things that I have been thinking on lately especially while reading In His Steps.
Happy Easter to you and your families.