HELLO APRIL, and HELLO Spring! Well...Instead of a graphic calendar for you to download this month, I thought...why not some truth? Instead of staring at numbers in tiny rows dictating your productivity and schedule...why not stare at some truth? Instead of looking at the days passed by and the days to come...why not look at some truth?
The truth is in fact that you and I are free. Free of guilt, fear, mistakes (past, present and future), anger, hopelessness, disappointment, confusion, lust, lying, comparison, loneliness, and on and on and on...and even free of death. The Word says, "So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has FREED you from the power of sin that leads to death." - Romans 8:1-2
"If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved....For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” - Romans 10:9-13
So as we celebrate all that this month has—Spring with the lovely weather changes and colors, a day off of work for Good Friday, and Easter Sunday with friends, family and lots of colored eggs— let's also celebrate the freedom we have because of the blood, sweat, and tears that were so graciously poured out over our lives to bring us into freedom that we don't deserve and can not arrive at on our own. Thank you Jesus that you rose from the dead on the 3rd day to set me free. Where will you find more freedom this month by His grace?