If there is ever a weekend to count our blessings, this is it.
Grace was birthed through death and mercy renewed through resurrection. Hope was defined by scars deemed beautiful. Love came alive for everyone.
As we celebrate Easter and reflect on the joy which comes from an empty tomb, I pray we think beyond today and learn to…
- Give more grace
- Extend mercy
- Teach others to hope
- Exude Joy
Let us embrace our private scars and fragility by recognizing Jesus suffered to bind our wounds. He carries us with His strength. In our weakness He is strong. Cast your burdens and all your fears on the One Who died to give life and arose to deliver freedom.
Then He said to them, “Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And you are witnesses of these things. Behold, I send the promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high.”
And He led them out as far as Bethany, and He lifted up His hands and blessed them. Now it came to pass, while He blessed them, that He was parted from them and carried up into heaven, And they worshipped Him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy, and were continually in the temple praising and blessing God. Amen. (N.K.J.V.)
Have a lovely Easter!