Sunday, April 4, 2010

The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid, 
for I know that you are looking for Jesus, 
who was crucified. He is not here; 
He has risen, just as He said. 
Come and see the place where He lay. 
Then go quickly and tell his disciples:
'He has risen from the dead...'"
Matthew 28:5-7

My Jesus lives today! What I'm most thankful for on this happy day is forgiveness. Every day, I'm increasingly aware of my own sins and more conscious that I constantly stand in need of His forgiveness and grace. Because of Jesus, it is there -
the starting over,
the confession,
the dependence on Him for lasting change,
the pardon and freedom from condemnation,
the grace to carry on through my failings...
...All because He lives, and He took the punishment I deserve! Thank You, Jesus!

He left His Father’s throne above
So free, so infinite His grace—
Emptied Himself of all but love,
And bled for Adam’s helpless race:
’Tis mercy all, immense and free,
For O my God, it found out me!

’Tis mercy all, immense and free,
For O my God, it found out me!
Charles Wesley, 1738 


  1. Amen and amen. It's a gift unmeasurable to "be found out"!

  2. Thanks Beth. Congratulations to your friend!! I cannot wait to hold our new little one. I am just psyched with excitement!