Easter 2013 :)

Dear Friends,

Happy Palm Sunday! I hope your guys are doing well and are blessed this Palm Sunday!! Well, since Easter is coming up next weekend, I thought I’ll do a post on the gift of Jesus and His precious sacrifice to the world!

Just this morning, I read Galatians 3 and was reminded why Jesus is so significant in God expressing His Love for us. 

I’m sure all of us at one time or another in our lives were extra careful and tried to obey every commandment of the Law. Some of us may still do. However, I’m sure we are also all aware that when Christ come, His death and resurrection freed us from the Law being in charge of us (Galatians 3:25). He reconciled us as God friends and now through Him, Jesus Christ, we can all receive eternal life just by mere belief in Him! Isn’t that amazing?!

Why is it then that we tried to obey every commandment of the Law to gain God’s approval when it is through faith that God is pleased with us? Whether it was the sense of not really understanding what Christ’ sacrifice meant or trying to earn something we can never earn, God’s grace and love… we must remind ourselves that “Those who depend on obeying the Law live under a curse… (Galatians 3:10)”. It’s a curse because who can really obey the entirety of the Law when we are mere human beings and are not perfect? No one. It’s a curse because now we have the resurrection of Christ who God lifted us up with Christ and freed us from bondage which is the Law. A curse because whoever tries to be saved through the Law and not faith, only sets themselves up for failure and rejects God’s gift of grace! 

The scripture says, “Now, it is clear that no one is put right with God by means of law, because the scripture says ‘Only the person who is put right with God through faith shall live’ “. When I read this verse, I’m reminded that Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life & that no one goes to the Father except through Him (John 14:6). I’m reminded that God loves us so much and wanted to bring us back to Him so much that He gave His Only Son for us– a people who didn’t deserve it! I’m reminded that Christ loves us so much that He gave His life for us willingly, a people who hated him and who were sinners, at the risk that  maybe we would never love Him. What Truer Friend, What Love!

As Easter Sunday  comes up this week, I’m reminded and want to remind you that the Law only tears us down but Christ Builds Us Up! I want to remind you that Christ didn’t die for nothing (Galatians 2:21). I’m not saying that the Law is to be ignored by any means!! In fact, we should all be aware of it and try our best to obey it.  It’s there to convict us and let us know when wrongdoing has been committed, a warning that let’s us know we need to repent before the LORD! But know that Christ died and God rose Him for us– we can now ask for forgiveness when we make a mistake and ask for His guidance and strength to do better! God did that for us through Christ because of Love!! Thank You, FATHER! And Thank You, LORD Jesus for taking our many sins upon your body and caring so much to reconcile us back to Our Father, the LORD God! The Law is also there to remind us of why Christ sacrifice for us is so significant of God’s love for us, why Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, and why Easter is bigger than painted eggs and white furry bunnies! 

Easter is the time to consciously remember that, “But before the time for faith came, the Law kept us all locked up as prisoners until this coming faith should be revealed. And so the Law was in charge of us until Christ came, in order that we might then be put right with God through faith. Now that the time for faith is here, the Law is no longer in charge of us (Galatians 3:23-25)”.

“It is through faith that all of you are God’s children in union with Christ Jesus (Galatians 3:26)”. Knowing this, this Easter let us all Praise God for the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Let of Glorify God for His free Gift of Grace and give Honor to the LORD Jesus for His Sacrifice that saved wretches like us!!

Happy Easter!! I hope all of you enjoy it with humble heartfelt gratitude!!  Until Next Time, Keep God first, Pray about everything, and Thank Jesus for paying the price to be  and being your LORD & SAVIOR!! And if you haven’t accepted him as your Lord and Savior, PLEASE DO! Best decision you will EVER make!! God Bless!! Jesus Loves You!! SMILE big!! 😀

God is Love,

O, LORD! My Strength!

Many Blessings, DLaShawn


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