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April Fools’

April 1, 2015 — Leave a comment

th (3)April Fools’ Day is celebrated every year on the first day of April as a day when people play practical jokes on each other.  Some people can’t wait to try their newest joke or hoax on their family and friends.  I’m not a fan!

There is another day this week that some would have people believe is a joke, hoax, fairy tale or myth.  Easter!

A day where millions will reflect on the Death, Burial and Resurrection of Jesus Christ!  For a believer, it the very essence of our Faith.

Christ loved us so much that he was willing to pay the ultimate sacrifice and take our place on a cruel cross.

“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” (John 15:13)

It is no joke, He died that we may have eternal life. 

“He personally carried our sins in his body on the cross so that we can be dead to sin and live for what is right. By his wounds you are healed.” (1 Peter 2:24, NIV)

Love Heart, we are ALL sinners and have come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).  No one is excluded, but there is hope!

 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”

Good Friday is the day we reflect on Christ shedding His innocent blood as an atonement for our sins, but…. Hallelujah, we have the joy in knowing we serve a risen Savior!!  He Lives!! ~Debrath (4)

 

Sisters

January 5, 2015 — 2 Comments

“As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him.  She had a sister called Mary, who sat  at at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said.”  (Luke 10:38-39, NIV)

This is a tale of two sisters and a choice…

Martha has opened her home to Jesus and the disciples.  Being a woman, she wanted everything perfect.

House cleaned, get out the good dishes…what to cook?!?!  I’m sure that Martha was barking out orders right and left.  This was Jesus after all!

WHERE was Mary?  She should be helping.

Martha was searching everywhere! As she rounds the corner her anger boils as she sees her lazy sibling sitting at the feet of Jesus.

Martha was having none of this.  She walks up to Jesus and demands that Mary come and help her.

“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “You are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed.  Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her. ” (Luke 10:38-42, NIV)

Decisions…we have to make them everyday.

I have a hunger and a calling to know and love God more.  What about you?  Let’s look for the heart-to-heart intimacy that Mary longed for!

I must confess…I’m a Martha but I’m working on being more like Mary.  ~Debra

               In West Texas there’s a sure-fire way to tell when winter is over – the mesquite trees begin to bloom.  And, scissor tail birds begin to arrive.  Oh, it may still get a little chilly, but it won’t freeze again.

               In life, there’s a sure-fire way to know that you will spend eternity in heaven – a relationship with Jesus.  You see, He paid the price…all you have to do is accept the gift.

              For the unbeliever, Easter may have been just be a new dress and some colored eggs, but for those of us who are bought by His blood, it’s a wonderful celebration of eternal life!

             You know, the ones closest to Him couldn’t understand His comments about living again, but on Easter morning, they got the picture! 

             Love Heart, can you understand?  Your eternal soul will live somewhere after you die, either in heaven with God or eternally separated from Him in a place so hideous it’s unimaginable.  Mark 9:47-48 says, “And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into hell, 48 where “‘their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.”’ Verse 48 is repeated from Isaiah 66:24.

               Spring brings new life, and it is our prayer that today you will accept the sacrifice of Jesus for you, and begin your new life today.  Gwen~