Sunday, March 27, 2016

He Has Risen

In the past, my Easter would consist of hunting for eggs and to see what was in the Easter basket.  I only attended church as that was what my mom wanted me to do.

This year it is completely different.

The Lord has blessed my life beyond anything that I could ever have imagined.

God gave us his son Jesus so that we could find eternal life.  I have done that.  I have found the complete Joy.  I know that as long as I keep going to him I can make it through.  Yes it took me 37 years to figure it out.  He had to even explain it to his disciples 

“In a little while you won’t see me anymore. But a little while after that, you will see me again.”
17Some of the disciples asked each other, “What does he mean when he says, ‘In a little while you won’t see me, but then you will see me,’ and ‘I am going to the Father’? 18And what does he mean by ‘a little while’? We don’t understand.
19Jesus realized they wanted to ask him about it, so he said, “Are you asking yourselves what I meant? I said in a little while you won’t see me, but a little while after that you will see me again. 20I tell you the truth, you will weep and mourn over what is going to happen to me, but the world will rejoice. You will grieve, but your grief will suddenly turn to wonderful joy. 21It will be like a woman suffering the pains of labor. When her child is born, her anguish gives way to joy because she has brought a new baby into the world. 22So you have sorrow now, but I will see you again; then you will rejoice, and no one can rob you of that joy. 23At that time you won’t need to ask me for anything. I tell you the truth, you will ask the Father directly, and he will grant your request because you use my name. 24You haven’t done this before. Ask, using my name, and you will receive, and you will have abundant joy.  John 16: 16 - 24
As I reflect on the fact that God made us in his image and what Jesus endured for my sins, I never thought my sins could ever be forgiven.  I was wrong.

I had the privilege of going to Israel in November of 2015.  It was a very life changing experience for me.  I know that through Christ that there is nothing I can not do.  I still struggle with life's emotions, but I have learned how to handle them.  I stood in his tomb where he was laid.  It was so peaceful to know that "He has Risen"


Linking up with Carrie and Barbie for Weekend Whispers.

Barbie Swihart