Monday, April 1, 2013
Life's Little Blessings~ Day Two
I'm linking up with my girl, Megan, for 7 Days of Blessings. We have so many blessings in our lives. This will only scratch the surface. I find that I am so unworthy of all the blessings I have in my life. It's good to reflect on them every now and then to humble yourself.
I had a completely different idea in my head for today's post. I had a change of heart last night.
I feel incredibly blessed to have a mother that loves me with all of her heart and I also feel so blessed to be able to give a mother's love to my son. It is a very deep love. One that cannot be described unless you feel it yourself. I never knew that I could love something so much. That feeling, of intense love, gives me joy in my heart. Now I know what my mother was talking about. She used to tell me that I could not imagine how much she loved me and my sisters. I didn't understand then, but I do now.
I sat in my living room with my husband last night reminiscing of the fabulous Easter we had. We attended church as we do every Sunday. We cooked out and had an Easter Egg hunt. We finished the day by going to the park and later watching the finale of "The Bible." If you haven't watched this, you really should. It really helped me to understand some parts of The Bible that I did not fully understand.
I sat there watching as they beat and tortured our Savior. Tears were streaming down my face. Not only was I crying because I am SO UNWORTHY of a love like Jesus has for me, I cried because I watched the pain on Mary's face as she watched them beat him, kick him, curse him and mock him. That was her son. I have a son. I know the love that I have for Eli and he has only been around for 9 months. I cannot imagine the love that she had for Jesus. She had him here on earth for 33 years. I watched as tears poured down her cheeks. This really happened, y'all. It's not some made up Hollywood movie.
I watched as they nailed Jesus' hands and feet to the cross. Each ping of the hammer sent heart-wrenching chills up my spine. I wept not only because of the pain and agony that Jesus went through, I wept because Mary had to feel completely helpless. I cannot imagine the pain and sorrow that she felt in her heart.
I wept as Jesus proclaimed, "Tetelestai" (It is finished.) He carried the weight of all of our sins on that cross. He knew every sin I would ever commit...and he still loves me. I feel so blessed to have a Savior who, no matter how I fail him, he continues to love me. What an amazing love. What a Savior.
I know that Jesus is in my heart. I know that I will spend eternity in heaven.
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else." ~C.S. Lewis
Give yourself to The Lord and you will be amazed at the peace and love you will feel in your heart.
It's as easy as A-B-C
A- Admit you are a sinner. We are all sinners. Only Jesus lived the perfect and Holy life.
B- Believe that Jesus died on the cross for your sins. Believe that he is the Son of God.
C-Confess your sins. Ask for forgiveness.
Ask The Lord to come into your heart and save you.
The rest will fall into place.
For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son. That whosoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16