Resurrection Sunday

Hello Beautiful Momma,

With Resurrection Sunday upon us I am overwhelmed with utter humility before the Lord.

This divine day is not about the Easter Bunny, colorful table decorations or egg hunts.

The heart of this celebration is Christ’s resurrection which signifies forgiveness.

To be delivered. Set free from every chain. Every bondage.

There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus
{Romans 8.1}

A remembrance of what Christ did for sinners just like me.

That while Christ already foresaw my every fall, every sin and tainted heart – He died so that I could be reconciled and conformed to the image of God’s Son – the work of the Holy Spirit.

Far be it from me to say I am a perfect person. No.

The incredible mind-blowing thing about being washed by Jesus’ Blood….is that to God, I am flawless. I am redeemed.

Because of what Christ did on the cross, when my Father looks at me he doesn’t see the me I see when I look in the mirror.

He sees His son, Jesus. Jesus, who suffered my shame, my sin, my condemnation – all so I could be free and have eternal life.

Paid in full.

If that isn’t enough to make me bawl and fall to my knees in reverence, then I have not experienced His saving love.

You see, apart from Christ and the cross I have nothing.

Nothing.

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No matter how good I can try to be, or deeds I do – I cannot make God love me more than He already does.

His love is everlasting. It is the only thing that never changes.

Steadfast. Faithful. Unconditional.

Anything good that I do, is not me; it is Christ who now lives in me.

I went to church all my life but it wasn’t until later in my walk that I realized I had not truly learned how to accept salvation as a gift.

And until I fully and completely surrendered to God’s love for me – I could not have wholly believed in His promises.

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God. {Ephesians 2:8}

It’s kind of like giving a gift to someone and having them go on and on about how much they owe you now, and how bad they feel that you did this for them.

When we give a gift, all we ask for in return is friendship. Ultimately the purpose of the gift is defeated when it is rejected.

It’s much the same with God’s gift of Christ’s resurrection. We often fight His grace by unknowingly working to atone for our shortcomings, attempting to make up for what is owed.

The truth is nothing I will ever do in my human abilities can change what the resurrection has already accomplished.

For he said, “It is finished”.

Done.

All He asks of us is to draw nearer to Him and seek Him. If we do that, out of our love for Him, we will bear good fruit. We will see where and how we need to be the hands and feet of Jesus.

Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. {Hebrews 4.16}

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So thankful for these three precious faces.
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A sweet little craft we did with the kids. Thank you, Pinterest 🙂

 

Blessings & love….

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