Friday, April 6, 2012

Good Friday

Good Friday is such a beautiful, holy day. It is a day to remember Jesus' great sacrifice. He literally gave His life for us! Who are we to receive the love of our great God?? I often forget how amazing God's love for us truly is. I get into my normal routine, being absorbed by schoolwork, friends, family, and extracurricular activities. None of these things are bad. In fact, these things are good things, things God has blessed me with, things that I treasure immensely. But if I get too caught up in earthly things, I lose sight of the power of my relationship with God, and that is what matters in life. Not what job I will have, how much money I will make, or how much I will know about this world when I die. My relationship with Jesus trumps all things. ALL things! May I never forget how much God loves me, that He sent His only Son to die for me so that I might be called a child of God. Oh great God, thank you for Your love! I am overwhelmed by your goodness and your grace. Jesus, thank You for dying on the Cross for me. You took on my sin and shame so that I may be presented before God as holy and pure. Only through You can I live in eternity with God, praising Your righteous name! I am so grateful for all that you've done for me and all you continue to do.

I encourage you to listen to this song by Kari Jobe called "What Love is This." We sang it in church on Wednesday at our Easter service, and it touched my heart so deeply. In this time of Easter celebration, this song is an amazing song of praise, perfectly fitting for this season of life.

Happy Easter, everyone!

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