. . . and it was his death that wiped away my sin.
“I will greatly rejoice in the Lord;
my soul shall exult in my God,
for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation;
he has covered me with the robe of righteousness . . .
Isaiah 61:10 ESV
Because of his sacrifice I am free. I no longer need to hang my head in shame, guilt or condemnation for all the “yuck” in my life. He has placed his hand beneath my chin and lifted my head to look directly into his eyes of love. Yes! He has invited me into his very presence to partake of sweet fellowship with him.
Are you running from God? Do you think you have to be perfect before He can love you? Are you working to earn His approval? Here is my hand up in the air – been there, done that! But you don’t have to live that way. It really is as simple as accepting the forgiveness he offers you, then turning away from the past and moving in a new direction. He longs to come alongside you and strengthen you to live a new life, a life filled with an abundance of peace and joy, even in spite of outward circumstances. Believe it!
This is Easter weekend, a time of new life and new beginnings. If you haven’t been to church in awhile I want to encourage you to find a good Bible-believing church and give it another try. I know that some church people are really messed up. Isn’t it good that they (we) have a place to go and learn to live better? If you’ve never been to church at all give it a first timer’s try. Go with an open and expectant heart. God does not disappoint!
Easter blessings to you,
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