Thursday, April 2, 2015

Thankful Thursday - Easter Edition

It's time again for Thankful Thursday. My lovely Bestie Maddie and I  are full of thankfulness and are so happy to be sharing it with you :). We would love for you to join us!

This week it is so easy to think of what I am most thankful for! With Easter just a couple days away I want to spend today reflecting on the great sacrifice Jesus made for us.

Who, being in very nature God,
    did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;
rather, he made himself nothing
    by taking the very nature of a servant,
    being made in human likeness.
And being found in appearance as a man,
    he humbled himself
    by becoming obedient to death—
        even death on a cross!
Philippians 2:6-8

Think about this for just a moment. Jesus was God and yet he came to this earth full of sin and became a servant. Not only that, but he willingly gave his life and died to save all people. 

  16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
John 3:16-17

Thankfully, the legacy of Jesus did not end with his death on the cross, but with him overcoming death and rising once again.

 Jesus Has Risen
16 When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus’ body. Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb and they asked each other, “Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?”
But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away. As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed.
“Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.’”
Trembling and bewildered, the women went out and fled from the tomb. They said nothing to anyone, because they were afraid.
Mark 16:1-8

My hope for you today would be that if you do not know who Jesus is or wish to have a deeper relationship with him that you would seek that. Sunday is Easter Sunday I would urge anyone  to find a church to attend to hear more about the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments! Hope you all have a blessed day!

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