Good morning all! Like every Spring we welcome the beauty and the boldness. Our fellow Texans weathered some pretty tough storms yesterday. Please be praying during this season that God would protect lives and that with every storm; He would renew our Faith and Hope in Him!
Yesterday, as I drove up into my driveway, there was a beautiful pink rose, fully in bloom and it made me think how incredible and beautiful Spring is. There are so many dynamics to it. One moment, the sun is blazing and the next, rain comes tumbling from the heavens. And when the rain stops, you hear birds singing and before your eyes the beauty of the landscape unfolds.
This is a beautiful time of year and it should make you stop and ponder the beauty of our Lord. Who could bring so many elements together? There is pure synchronization in every facet of our lives. All we have to do is look around and see the wonder before us. If you haven't taken the time to really look outside and see the wonder unfolding, I encourage you too. God shows us daily that He is present; we just have to look for Him.
As you look around, I want us all to realize that we are just a few days away from Good Friday and the death and resurrection of Jesus. We must focus on the cross this week and see the wonder and majesty of Jesus's last days. He came for you and I. He died on a cross for our sins and rose again so that we could have eternal life. This was a truly sacrificial act and if you look at it and meditate on it; You will see how much we are all loved by our Father. There's no other way to look at it.
Matthew 28:5-8 NKJV:
But the angel answered and said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead, and indeed He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him. Behold, I have told you."
The wonder of the risen King! We must really take this to heart, not just this week, but every week. Jesus is the risen King! He sent an angel to tell the women! He went before them to Galilee! And the rest is History!
My prayer today:
Oh LORD, reveal Your heart to Your servants. Help us to look at the wonder around us and praise You for it. I know that everything is not always easy but on every corner You provide little rainbows and if we seek, we will find them! We are honored to be Your servants and ask that during the next couple of days, we will walk knowing that You are here, renewing the minds and souls of all Your soldiers. Please help us to grow our Faith and Hope in You and give us the eyes to see, the ears to hear and the spirit to obey You. Thank you for the power that You gave to us by dying on the Cross. We are fully aware that You loved us so much that You, alone, took the burden of our sins. Please help us to never forget that! Be with us today as we grow nearer to You. AMEN