Had a great day today. I finished up a week of coach training and spent the evening at a garden workshop, creating a terrarium (birthday gift from our kids). Ahead lies the awe-inspiring Easter weekend.
Then we'll have a day of reflection on Saturday. The quiet day. The day of waiting. The day to pause and consider how everything changes because of
Hallelujah for the cross. And God be glorified in the resurrection. He makes all things new.
Hope you take time to ponder what was done for you. Who you are in God's eyes. Valued. Beloved. Cared for. Sought after. Washed whiter than snow. Given a new beginning in Christ. Holy. Acceptable to God.
I'm so grateful for Easter. What are some of your best memories about the celebration?
*[Watchword for Maundy Thursday] He has gained renown by his wonderful deeds; the Lord is gracious and merciful. Psalm 111:4 NLT
*My righteousness is near, my salvation has gone forth, and my arms will judge the peoples. Isaiah 51:5 (NASB)
*Jesus said to the disciples, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer.” Luke 22:15 NLT
*[Jesus said:] “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved
you. Now remain in my love. If you keep my commands, you will remain in
my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands
and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you
and that your joy may be complete. My command is this: Love each other as I have loved
you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down
one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if
you do what I command."
John 15:9-14 NIV
Moravian Prayer: Teacher,
friend, and Lord, as we gather in our own upper rooms today, we know
that your love is sure, though your way is not easy. Renew and nourish
our bodies and spirits to be your people. Amen.