His Ever-Loving Love

Oh couldn’t we all just use a heaping dose of God’s grace today~ right now ~ this moment? A tight wrap-a-round of His protective arms just covering us in our vulnerabilties and strengthening us in our weaknessess? Oh yeah, we need to go deeper with Him today. Go deeper into His ever-loving love and know that he cares even for the littlest of the little. All those fears that tug at the heart and all those insecurities that well up inside? He’s what we need for all that stuff! Those protective arms of our almighty and sovereign One stretched out over the cross for you, with a love so great no one can fathom it! No one can understand it! But you can know it was for you, just as you are, with no strings attached.

So today, reach out to the One who can take it all and speak peace into those dark corners of your world. Those places where anxieties lurk and rejections haunt and yeah those insecure places where any strengths go unnoticed.

Today, right now, “Come let us worship and bow down, Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker, for He is God. We are the people He watches over. The Flock under His care. Psalm 95: 6, 7. Our Psalmist knew the Great King’s care. He was assured of His protection much like a shepherd protects his flock. The great creator of heaven and earth is our maker, so beautiful soul, in all of our vulnerable state, with our inadequacies and our insecurities and in those trying moments and fearful issues, sing with Psalmist today as he sang in Psalm 95:1, 2, 3, 4, “Come let us sing to the Lord! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come to Him with thanksgiving. Let us sing Psalms of praise to Him. For the Lord is a great God. A Great King above all gods. He holds in His hands the depths of the earth.”

Yeah so you can know today, right now, this moment, Those same hands took the nails and those same arms outstretched the cross to reach you, to hold you, to protect you, to carry you, to love you and to grace you. So lets you and I and we and us go deeper today into His presence and saturate in His most amazing grace!


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Closer To the Cross

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So as we move closer to the cross this week, in anticipation and celebration of that scandalous event in history where sinless, blood-shed mixed with love and mercy, met head-on with mobs of anger, hatred and ridicule, let’s be thankful!! Thankful for the cross that says it all. Let’s be thankful to our one True God, who gave His Son to be our Saviour! Who gave all that He had to save a world that He cared for with a love so pure and so unconditional that it makes us blush with guilt over our failures. Oh, that He should care so much to give so much just to secure us an eternal position with Him in glory and to grace us with abundant life while living in this wretched, sin soiled world. Yeah, in our sin, we were a part of the hatred and ridicule unleashed on Christ that day, long ago! Yet He cared enough to forgive the mobs that tortured, whipped and ridiculed and crucified that day and you know beautiful soul, He cares enough to forgive our trespasses against Him! Yeah, it’s beautiful isn’t it? That cross? That old, rugged cross, bearing the burden of guiltless death and a broken and beaten body of our sinless Saviour? Yeah, it’s beautiful for sure ~ for that cross of Christ made a way for us poor, weary wanderers to find grace in the eyes of a just God and find redemption through His shed blood.
Oh what wonder, what magnificent wonder meets us at that sad but beautiful cross, where justice and mercy meet and all are welcomed equally, in spite of…. and where the ground is level in spite of… and the forgiveness is real in spite of….and where mercy awaits in spite of….
Today the Saviour’s call is for each one of us to bend our hearts in awe before the wonder of it all and only believe. The thief did, and there in that final moment before succumbing to death, he found eternal life with his Lord. The other thief, hung still in his pride and ridicule and entered into a Christless eternity. Which side of Christ are you on today, as we move closer to the celebration of His cross? He is true, He is righteous, and He has everything to offer. Forgiveness is our biggest need and we are soooo blessed when we receive it freely.

“Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; love and faithfulness go before You. Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim You, who walk in the light of Your presence, O Lord.” Psalm 89: 14, 15

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The Cross For Us

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Little Thoughts For Big Days

Behold the man upon the cross, with the weight of the world’s sin upon His back. His shoulders heavy with the excruciating pain of it all. The sin on His back was more painful to bear than the nails piercing His hands and feet and the sword that sliced His slide. He who knew no sin ~ had never done any wrong ~ had never known a selfish moment or had a bad day because of His attitude, was tormented by those that were governed by their sinful nature in this sinful world. He was tortured and brutally beaten by them, yet He died for them and took their sin upon Himself. The Roman soldiers did it and the mobs cried “Crucify Him,” but so did we because in those moments of darkness and pain, Christ died for the past, present and future world of sinful man. Them and us and those to come!

Sin, the world’s curse and man’s inheritance. It lurks in the nitty, gritty corners of our lives ~ those “everywhere” places that distract and lure us in to pleasantries for the moment and into guilt after that; chains us in its grip of bondage and is relentless to let go. Yeah, Christ was beaten for that. Tortured for that! Died for that! It’s Him hanging on the cross for that; He took the penalty of death for them, His accusers and for us ~ just as guilty as they! His Crown of death became a crown of life ~ for them ~ for us! The thief hanging on one side of Christ took Him up on His offer and asked for forgiveness in His final moments and received a pardon before succumbing to death! The other thief hung there, still determined in his pride, and robbed himself of the opportunity of a lifetime. He died in his dreadful, sinful condition, refusing to give in! Christ couldn’t help him because he wouldn’t ask! Which side of Christ are you on as we approach this so very sad, yet so very beautiful celebration of the Cross of Christ?

Good Friday

John 19: 29 – 30
“A jar of vinegar was standing there; so they put a sponge full of the sour wine upon a branch of hyssop and brought it up to His mouth. Therefore when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And He bowed His head and gave up His spirit.”


From Bad To Good

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Little Thoughts For Big Days

Isn’t that just like God? He takes the bad and makes it good, always for our benefit. The punishment and torture that brought Him pain, was for our peace! His pierced hands and feet ~ His crushed body and spirit, was for our healing. Step into His peace and claim it! Walk in it and find healing and forgiveness.

Isaiah 53: 4,5
“Surely He took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered Him stricken by God, smitten by Him, and afflicted. But He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon Him, and by His wounds we are healed.”

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