Easter morning church service is always awesome!
It always is when you think about what Easter is all about.
I mean, just think about it. The Son of God came to Earth as a man, was crucified for our sins, died, and later came back to life. He had victory over sin, death, and the grave. THAT is absolutely awesome, and the basis of our belief in Him.
Our relationship is all about Jesus and the mercy and grace that He has extended to each and every one of us. He loves us!
You and I are created in the image of God. We are unique in body, soul, and spirit. We are God’s taste in design. The very imprint of the hand of God is on you and me. You and I are special and important to God.
Where you and I run into problems is when we take our eyes off of God and put our eyes on ourselves. When we make decisions apart from God, they are usually a failure.
There is a divine order to this thing called life. God is God, and He is always going to be God.
God is good, and He is good all the time. God loves you and me incredibly and with an everlasting love.
Do you and I really matter to God? You bet we matter to Him. No matter where you and I run, God is still there. God loves you and me no matter what we do. It is called unconditional love.
When God looks at you, He sees your hurts and your problems, but He also sees your future and what you can be. He sees your potential. You are unique. You are valuable, and you are important to Him.
God looked at you and decided that He loved you so much that He would give His most valuable thing for you. That valuable thing was His son, Jesus.
God will never reject you. He will never let you go. He will always be there for you. He will never leave you nor forsake you.
In Isaiah 49, He states that you are inscribed on the palm of His hand. That sounds like pretty serious love to me!
Nothing can separate us from the love of God. Absolutely nothing. We are more than conquerors through Christ Jesus.
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged for The Lord God will be with you wherever you go,” is written in Joshua 1:9.
This week, whatever you face, remember that The Lord is always with you and that you are absolutely, positively never alone. He is right there with you in the thick and thin of your life. You can face tomorrow because God is already there.
Have a blessed week, and remember, “God loves you just the way you are.”
Jan Allbritton is a Diboll resident who teaches at St. Cyprian’s Episcopal School.