Friday, April 25, 2014

Ransom Paid In FULL

We celebrated Easter once again. 
Because of His selfless sacrifice we were able to spend another year drenched in blessings after buckets of blessings.  Its hard to comprehend the kind of gift that was given to me, to every single one of us, without having to do a SINGLE thing.  It is the ultimate and most beautifully wrapped gift.  
All we have to do is open it.
OPEN it!
 He died so we could live.  

He died so I could make pancakes for my kids, so I can put my toes in the sand, so we could LOVE our families and friends, so we could laugh till our bellies hurt. 
He died so we could comfort each other in seasons of grief, so we could patch boo boos with cartoon band-aids. 
He bled so I would not have to sit in my sinful ways and live in He could fix and fill all those broken pieces of me with Himself. 
He suffered so we can have ETERNAL life with HIM.....  So at the end of my days here on this earth ,I could enter His kingdom,and at a FULL speed sprint to embrace the man I cant wait to take me in His arms.
He was buried and rose again three days later so I could see His faithfulness.  So I could trust Him and His word that I crave and devour. So I could be comforted in that place inside that nothing can reach.
He died.
He rose again.
He lives.
He has my WHOLE heart.

He created all this. He crafted every beautiful thing we see from the top of the sky and beyond to the depths we'll never see....From the mightiest of creatures to things so tiny we will never discover. He hand made every tiny vessel in our children's bodies . Every microscopic cell, every heartbeat.
  When I get down and love on my babies I get a small sense of how He must care for us.   When I look into their tiny faces I understand how he feels when he looks at us. I am humbled that someone could love a broken person like me.

Thank you Jesus. 

  "In Christ Alone"
In Christ alone my hope is found,
He is my light, my strength, my song;
this Cornerstone, this solid Ground,
firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What heights of love, what depths of peace,
when fears are stilled, when striving cease!
My Comforter, my All in All,
here in the love of Christ I stand.

In Christ alone! who took on flesh
Fullness of God in helpless babe!
This gift of love and righteousness
Scorned by the ones he came to save:
Till on that cross as Jesus died,
The wrath of God was satisfied -
For every sin on Him was laid;
Here in the death of Christ I live.

There in the ground His body lay
Light of the world by darkness slain:
Then bursting forth in glorious Day
Up from the grave he rose again!
And as He stands in victory
Sin's curse has lost its grip on me,
For I am His and He is mine -
Bought with the precious blood of Christ.

No guilt in life, no fear in death,
This is the power of Christ in me;
From life's first cry to final breath.
Jesus commands my destiny.
No power of hell, no scheme of man,
Can ever pluck me from His hand;
Till He returns or calls me home,
Here in the power of Christ I'll stand.