Happy Easter!

Our 2 Weeks 2 the Cross Easter wall

Our 2 Weeks 2 the Cross Easter wall

Thank you for joining my family in our 2 Weeks 2 the Cross journey! We have had an amazing 14 days focusing on the cross and the incredible love of Jesus.

Early Christians would great each other in this way: one would say “He is risen!” and the other would respond, “He is risen indeed!”. Jesus’s victory would begin every conversation. It would be in the center of their thoughts. There was nothing better to begin an interaction!

I wonder when this tradition began to fade. What if the resurrection of Jesus Christ was the hallmark of all our conversations today? What if Jesus was on the forefront of our minds as we opened our mouths to speak? It would transform our words, attitudes and actions!

The earth-quaking message that Jesus is alive is meant to be shared! The resurrection is for each of us—giving us hope and power to live abundantly! Jesus is alive!!

Happy Easter from my family to yours! May the forgiveness that is ours because of the cross, and the resurrection that transforms our lives be ever on our minds and hearts.

Me and my Easter blessings!

Me and my Easter blessings!

Thankful: God dwells among us

The Word became flesh and took up residence among us. We observed His glory, the glory as the One and Only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

– John 1:14

Today, I am thankful that God dwells with me.

The Word, who is Jesus, was in the beginning. He was with God and He was God (John 1:1). And, when the fullness of time came, Jesus became flesh and lived with us. His first stop was the manger, and the last was the cross.

Today, I can still observe His glory. His life speaks just as powerfully in this moment as it did then. He is alive, and He still lives among us! He chooses to work in my heart and speak light to my soul. His grace flows from the cross, teaching me, shaping me and transforming me.

Though it’s been more than 2,000 years since He shed His blood to pay the price for my sins, He continues to extend forgiveness, redemption, freedom and peace. He takes up residence with me, and He chooses to love me now.

Jesus is not some far-off deity, or unknown God. He abides with me, and I with Him (John 15:4). He is not only my Savior, He is my friend. And every moment I am given here on this Earth, I will live it with Jesus by my side.