Excitement, remembrance, new clothes, eggs, a bunny (?), families, baskets, surprises, children, grandchildren, church, sobering thoughts, unbelievable suffering and pain,resurrection, new life, new beginnings, Jesus Christ, the cross, God from age to age...these are all my thoughts this morning.
My testimony begins on 21 Jupiter Strasse in Weisband (Crestview) Germany. My godparents gave me a Bible and it had pictures so as a young girl I would love to go through my Bible having no idea what a Bible was other than another book. You see, we never went to church, God and Jesus, were not words I heard growing up. But I had my Bible. One morning while sitting in my bedroom window looking at the pictures and looking outside, clearly remembering the street sign that denoted where I lived, I suddenly knew that the book I was holding was not "just" a book. The pictures I was looking at were not "just" pictures. I knew there was something more. I knew God was real. He had made himself known to me through that "book." Nothing more happened that day, but looking back I know now that God was preparing my heart for years to come. All these years later and I clearly remember that moment. God's plan for my life, His call to be His child...was there on that day in an apartment on 21 Jupiter Str.
Easter is more than a word, a day, a family gathering. Easter is life, a resurrection of our Savior and of our life in Christ.
Comment Challenge today on what Easter means to you.
1. God's plans for me and you.
2. Jesus Christ's willingness/obedience to become flesh.
3. His suffering not only physically, but with the weight of my sin.
4. His Resurrection
5. God's forgiveness, grace, Love, provision for my salvation.
6. God's comfort and love throughout my days of living.
May God's Love Be a Part of This Day For You.
BTW: I still have that little Bible from my godparents.