Monday, March 25, 2013

Celebrating the Resurrection

Romans 3:21-25

New International Version (NIV)

Righteousness Through Faith

21 But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. 22 This righteousness is given through faith in[a] Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. 25 God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement,[b] through the shedding of his blood—to be received by faith. He did this to demonstrate his righteousness, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished

When I see a cross I am so moved and humbled, but not only for my salvation but because of the pain our Savior Jesus Christ endured for us. When I go against my Eternal being and the voice of the Holy Spirit the pain is overwhelming and that is just my sin for that moment. I can't even comprehend the excruciating pain of  EVERY single SIN of every single person who will ever be born, to be felt by one man, though God, He was in human form and asked to feel just as we would feel, can you fathom that much pain at one time, unimaginable in our realm of human understanding.

How much love our Father has for His children, that He would ask such a insurmountable task to be endured by His only Son. I pray that on Easter Sunday as we rejoice in the Salvation and Grace shown to us, that we also remember the pain and loneliness our Savior must have felt, even for those few hours, having been separated from the Father when Jesus said:

Matthew 27:46

New International Version (NIV)
46 About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli,[a] lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”).[b]  until the prophesy had been fulfilled.
How grateful we are that our Savior loved us so, that He took on all the sins of the world so that we could be with Him and the Father in Heaven for all of eternity, never to know pain or sin again. May the Love of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit fill your hearts this Easter Sunday and everyday, knowing that no matter what we endure or suffer, is so pale by comparison, not just to what our Savior suffered, but for the blessings and riches that still await us in Heaven.

I hope the below poem from my upcoming devotional "Poems of the Eternal Heart A Daily Devotional" will fill your week with love, comfort, and strength. May our Loving Father's embrace surround you always and may the strength, comfort and wisdom of the Holy Spirit direct you're every thought and action, and may our petitions for all those we lift up, be heard in the blood of our Precious Savior Jesus Christ, amen. Love, hugs, and prayers Patricia <3

Because of Jesus:
     Unified with our
        Rectified Spirit to be
        To the Father,
        In His Kingdom
       Overflowing with joy
       Never to be separated again.
Patricia VanDenburg