Saturday, April 8, 2017

take heart! it's about to start!

"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, (your name)!" 1 Peter 1:3-4

Easter is almost here.  I've been anticipating the upcoming Holy week for quite awhile.  As a young child getting a new dress, dying and hiding Easter eggs, and peeling off the wrap from my Easter basket filled me with excitement. As an older child in Christ, my excitement now escalates for other reasons. With the joy of knowing  Jesus as my Savior, there is comfort among pain, calmness in the storms, peace during trials, hope within despair, and most importantly, life after the grave. 

Life after the grave, life after death, life forever... i can scarcely comprehend this, BUT oh! how i do believe! I can think of no greater reason to give God our complete attention always, but especially Easter week. With thanksgiving and joy, and even tears, i look forward to walking with you and Jesus each day, as we remember His sacrifice for us... a sacrifice based solely on His immense, unconditional love for us.

we are LOVED and CHOSEN by God,
may we LIVE like we BELIEVE it!


personal note: Though i started working at a school through an unwanted, unexpected, difficult journey and season, i now thank Him for a bounty of  blessings.  God inspired, healed, restored and increased my faith through many in my path, but especially the children.  It is my prayer that by sharing their words, art and acts of heart you will prosper and find blessings where you are now too.    To have the mind and heart of His Child, that is what i am after... PRAYS (PRAISE) THE LORD!!  Let the Easter week begin!

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