So what now? We’ve mourned, in both sadness and joyful celebration, the cross of our Lord, and His sacrificial death; whipped and beaten, hands and feet pierced, brow pierced, and side torn, yet His arms outstretched in an outlandish, unspeakable love for us to beyond the moon and back to our wretched selves. Ahh ~ let’s not deny the risen Lord and the empty grave where He defied death, defeated death and now lives to offer life. What do we do with that? Well, we can choose to believe in Him, living with Him in freedom or ~ we can choose to live without Him, crushed by the weight of our guilt! And ~ His love is so great that He gives freedom even for that choice. He will seek us though! He will search for us ~ and just as He found Adam and Eve hiding in their shame over their failure, He will find your hiding place! He will beat you at your game of Hide and Seek! He loves you that much to care enough! He will find us weeping in our guilt, paralyzed in our fear, weakened in our humanness, sick in our sin, beaten by our own schemes, whipped by our dates with the world, on our skid rows of addictions and oh so lost ~ so lost in our hopelessness! But that’s why He’s there ~ That’s why He found you ~ to offer Hope just for those despairing times and His tender, loving arms that reached to the moon and the stars and universe and back to the empty grave ~ reach out to you to offer that sweet fragrance of grace and mercy that forgives it all.. He paid the price for all that stuff so that we don’t have to wallow in it’s fatal quick sand. Take Him up on His offer. Take advantage of His offered opportunity of salvation! He died for that ~ and it’s not too late to begin to really live and to live for Him!
Galatians 2: 20
“My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”
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