Friday, April 6, 2012

thank {good}ness it's Friday!

Today I needed more than five minutes to get my thoughts together.  After all, it is {good} Friday.  And it is good, indeed.  And I have cried tears {good tears} last night and today.  Tears of joy.  Tears of gratitude.  Tears of redemption.  Tears of love.

Of all holidays, this weekend is my favorite.  It is a reflection of who I once was and who I have become.  It is a reminder of how God makes all things new.  Yes, even a sinner like me.  Only He could take someone as wretched as me and turn me into something new. 

Mocked.  Scorned.  Beaten.  Bruised.  Broken.

All for me.  And you.

But He conquered death.  He rose.  He lives. 

And He beckons us to walk with Him.  To live for Him. 

On this {good} Friday, I stand amazed at the transformation He has made of my life.  I have spent the day thinking about where I would be without Him in my life.  And then, in the very next second, I think about where I am because of Him. 

Justified.  Redeemed. Healed. Forgiven.  Loved.  Free.  Alive.

That is me.  And you.

This weekend, may you feel loved and redeemed and worthy.  May you know that He conquered death for you.  May you praise Him for bearing the burden of your sin so that you may live in Him forever.  May you know that He is true Love. 

"who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness--
by whose stripes you were healed."

1 Peter 2: 24

Jesus is alive.  He is alive.  Now walk in that Truth.  Today and forever.

Easter blessings to you and yours. 

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