Friday, March 21, 2008

Let Me Introduce Myself to You

Let me introduce myself to you.
This is who I am.
No more, no less.

I am just a man who understands
because of You I'm blessed.
No more, no less.

words by MercyMe

Just look how He has blessed me.

But beyond the precious gift of this family, He has blessed me far more. Perhaps it's the Easter season. Maybe it's that I have time to sit here and think on this Good Friday evening. He has indeed blessed me far beyond anything I deserve. What I deserve, what we all deserve is hell. Harsh sounding words, but true nonetheless. We have all broken His law and deserve to be separated from Him. But Jesus came. He lived a perfect life. The life we could not live. He willfully gave Himself in our place, paying the debt we could not. My students used to ask me why it was called "Good" Friday if today is the day He died. It was good because it fulfilled God's plan from the foundation of the world. God's wrath has been satisfied and a restored relationship with man has been made possible. Whereas He could have wiped us out, He chose instead a plan of salvation for us through the death of His own Son. Something that is incomprehensible. So for us it is indeed a Good Friday. And Sunday is coming. Had He not risen from the dead, this would all be meaningless. Because He is risen, we have hope. Not a hope based on anything we did or can do, but a hope based entirely on what He has done for us.

Yes, I am truly blessed.

Happy Easter to all of you.


Melissa said...

Yeah and Amen!!

Have a wonderful weekend remembering His GREAT LOVE for us all!

Happy Easter to you and your family :)

Karly said...

Amen and Amen!

Your blessings are beautiful! Thank you for sharing God's goodness in your life!

Happy Easter to you! He is risen!

Green Eyed Girl said...

You have a beautiful family!

Happy Easter to you and your family!!