Week 14: Be Glorified Gracious God

“The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.”
Isaiah 40:8 NKJV

As this Easter season comes to a close I find myself thinking about true love and how incorrect society has come to view it today. In one of my favourite movies; The Princess Bride, the main character Buttercup is lead to believe her true love is dead and she is heard to say she will never love again. If you haven’t seen the movie, I appologise for the mini spoiler but it turns out that her “true love” Wesley isn’t dead and is sad at Buttercups lack of trust in their “love” and says: “death cannot stop true love, all it can do is delay it for a while”.

While our earthly love is often not like this fairy tale, and death certainly can stop our earthly love, I look forward to the unstoppable love we have from our Heavely Father God. The One God who Is, Was, and Always will be God. Nothing can ever change that. And even though things on this earth may wither and fade, He will ever be. Nothing can delay His love. Nothing. Even though our own selfish wants and desires may suppress that love, God has the ultimate say and His love is unconditional, His will and love shine though in our lives. Through all that we do, or say, or think, He who made all this earth, loves us enough that He sent His son to save us from the encompassing sin that corrupted and tarnished us from birth. That which keeps us from seeing His glory and spending eternity with Him. Gods love is what draws us in. And that’s the cross. His love on display. Also His wrath towards sin. This is true love and this is Easter.

That Christ died to cover all our sins so that we can be pure in God’s eyes. And Christ rose again, after three days, forever to be at God’s right hand in heaven. This is what it’s is all about. There may be many distractions today around this “holiday” but we as Christians need to set all that aside, and get back down to the root of it. I happen to know it is not for the chocolate, or the ham dinner, and though time with family is important, please remember what gift was ultimately given for your freedom and how much you are loved every moment and every breath you take.

With All Your Heart:
Let this week and the reminder of Easter fresh in your heart bring you boldness this week as you tell others of what Christ did for us all. I saw this link on Facebook and thought you might like it as a great teachable for children about Easter: Resurrection Rolls

With All Your Soul:
Psalm 34
Psalm 37
I’m Free – Tim Newfeld and the Glory Boys
John 3:13-21
John 15:9-17
How Can It Be – Lauren Daigle
John 17:29-26
Romans 5:6-11
Revelation Song – Phillips, Craig, and Dean
2 Corinthians 5:12-21
2 Timothy 2:11-13

With All Your Mind:

EASTER: Our Eternity is secure, for Abundant grace was given. He Saved my soul from sin, as Triumphant He arose, and Everlasting will He Reign, Righteous Lord my God.

I’d love to see what kind of Easter poems you can come up with. They don’t have to rhyme but they should speak from your heart.

In Christ Always,
Sarah

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