As I sit a ponder about Easter and the glorious meaning, I start thinking, how can we really thank God for sending His one and only Son. How can we be ever grateful? We have forgiveness for every sin and He has given us eternal life and eternal love. I will see my Heavenly Father one day and I will see my earthly father again, wow!
One true heartfelt thought comes bubbling up and that is Love but love differently, love in His name. Think about how we truly love and how we use the word, “oh I love this or I love that.” We toss the word around like we are adding an ingredient in our salad. I have taken the word, “love” on for my word for 2016, trying really hard not to say, “oh I love those shoes, I loved that movie, or I love my car,” you get the picture. Trust me when you start listening to how often and when you say it you may be shocked. My daughter keeps me in check often! Using the word so freely, is that really loving in His name and is it glorifying the true meaning of love?
We often put conditions on sharing our love that we give to others, setting up conditions even thou you don’t realize you are doing it. Wouldn’t be nice if we could always live in the Spiritual world. How about loving just where you are in life, loving your family and friends for not only their precious gifts but loving them for their imperfections; meeting them right where they are and not expecting anything! Jesus loved this way and he left His legend in the glorious stories in the bible, the Good News teaches us how to love, learn and grow.
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34-35 NIV
Easter morning arise and think, “He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’” Luke 24:6-7 NIV
How can we repay this back? Love in His name, give your heart freely and that means to all, without any expectations. Be humble and kind just as Jesus did. He left the Holy Spirit to guide us, call on Him, reflect… “This is the day the LORD has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalms 118: 24 NLT
Remember … “May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you.” 1 Thessalonians 3:12 NIV
Happy Easter & I love in His name,