The ultimate sacrifice gives us a future
Today is Easter, the day that we, as Christians, set aside for special remembrance and celebration. We celebrate our Savior stepping out of death, which could not hold Him, to life everlasting beside our Father. A celebration that assures us that because of His ultimate sacrifice, we too can spend our eternity with Him. Driven by love so deep, so immense, that even an agonizing death couldn't stop Him. Have you ever loved liked that?
As a mom, I can't even begin to imagine Mary's heart as she watched the suffering of her precious Son. The small hands that she once held as they walked along their path and the little feet she washed now nailed to a cross. The forehead that she kissed goodnight as she tucked Him into bed, now cut and wearing a crown of thorns. Scorned and beaten, ridiculed and tortured, she watched as He died. Unlike our Heavenly Father, Who sent Him to save us, gave Him strength to endure and rejoiced as He rose, she didn't know the whole story. She stayed, she watched, she mourned.
Jesus was willing not forced, to endure for the love He has for us. His purpose, His passion, His sheep, He knew it all, He gave it all. Born to Mary, for a purpose, to save the world! Filled with passion for the lost and dying. Like a shepherd, not wanting to loose even one. Knowing that He was destined to die a horrible death. Giving all He had to save us.
We know, beyond any doubt that because He loved us so, we can walk into an eternity filled with joy unimaginable. Are you living that promise?
We are to learn from His Life and His death: to walk with Him, serve Him, love Him with everything we are. It is so very easy, loving Someone Who loves us so. Just as our Savior came for a purpose, so we are here for a purpose. Please don't let the everyday routine get in the way of your reason for being. You are no accident, you are predestined for a purpose. If you are so wrapped up in the world, in yourself, the fog gets thick, the schedule gets tight, the days spin by. STOP for a moment, spend time in prayer, and LISTEN for answers. Don't get to the end of your book and wonder what it was about. Co-write your story with God. He knows each page, how each chapter plays out, and the ending is spectacular!!
May your dreams become life, may your life reflect goodness, may God bless you with the desires of your heart!
It's time to think about planting some vegetables. If you don't have a garden spot, you can plant in containers and enjoy patio tomatoes, squash, onion, cucumbers, etc. Remember to limit fats, carbohydrates, and sugars.
Get moving, it lifts your mood, helps with blood pressure, can prevent some cancers and diabetes. 30 minutes, 5 days a week. Break it into 10 minute segments if necessary.
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Jennifer Jarrell is a resident of Bedford County, a realtor, and a life coach and personal trainer. She inspires others through motivational speaking, nutritional, physical, and spiritual coaching, camps and group classes. You can reach her at 931-703-0667 or firstname.lastname@example.org.