Friday darkness bursts forth into a Sunday of renewal – new life has come through the resurrection of Jesus! Our messiness, our mistakes, our misguided attempts to do the right thing are all washed away in one act. A final intake of breath leaves an exhale of grace as the ultimate gift for all. The light washes over us – restoring, rebuilding and renewing!
Our messiness strewn haphazardly – Jesus threw out our messiness and mistakes on the cross
And as our mistakes were washed away, the light of Jesus came
The light made all things new! Life burst forth as the buds on a tree or a single splash of yellow against the backdrop of lush green. Spring green pushes through winter brown and makes the statement it is here to stay.
Jesus has made all things new by His death and resurrection. We can rejoice and treasure the promises that came through God’s sacrifice of His son.
God’s grace for all is renewed as each new day starts. Our messiness is wiped clean and a glorious unfolding of God’s grace redeems and reclaims us daily.
4 ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
5 He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” Revelation 21:4-5
May the hope of today be our light tomorrow! Jesus has risen and new life has been given to all!
Easter blessings to all!
Linking up this year with Ann Voskamp’s 2014 Joy Dare. Find the link up at A Holy Experience. Counting blessings daily will bless you immeasurably! JoyDare #306-330
- A Sunday to rest & focus for week, nap time to re-energize & recharge, reflection time to count blessings & give thanks
- New week hope, plans and preparation, joy in the morning routines with a splash of coffee,power out scare covered by God
- Tues. blessings – a spring snow, flash of sun to melt snow and believe it’s warm, a job that challenges and rewards me
- Friends who “get” me and care, family love through a much needed phone call, tomorrow is my “Friday”
- Today was my Friday-off tomorrow,dinner w/ a friend to de-stress after a hard week,a few days to breathe in God’s grace
- A day off-time to feel the weight of Jesus’ sacrifice for us,lunch with my son-catching up,reveling in the spring temps
- Spring beauty at local park guaranteed to take your breath away,lunch w/ my other son-absolute delight,Sunday’s a comin’
- Easter joy poured out for us,new life budding- all things are made new, church family,visit w/ dad and lunch w/son & GF
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I so enjoyed this post, Mary, as it is full of hope. I am so grateful that His mercies are new every single morning. There is always an endless supply. Have a blessed day!
Thanks, Joanne! Spring always renews me and after the painfully long winter I feel a strong sense of hope. Many blessings to you today!
This is such an uplifting post, Mary! And it seems to be coming from a place of joy deep inside you, which kind of baffles me because I would think you’d still be grieving, dear friend. But if God is comforting you in the newness of spring and in the warmth not just of the temperatures but His embrace, then all I can say is, “Yay, God!” I’m continuing to lift you up and am encouraged when I visit here!
He has risen indeed! Grateful for God’s grace renewed each day. Thanks for linking up to Testimony Tuesday!
Amen! Thankful for you my friend and your weekly link up! Blessings!
Nice to meet you. I’m hopping over from Ann’s link up to count gifts too. How fun to read about your time of catching up with your son, and to hear about your special dinner out with a friend too that you were looking forward to. Those times are special, huh?
Have a great week.
Glad you stopped by Jennifer! Family and friends are huge blessings in my life! Hope you are having a wonderful week!
So happy to “meet” another gratitude gatherer through Ann’s link up!
Blessed you stopped by and love that God has given us so much to be thankful for! Blessings!
Thank you for sharing your heart and your blessings with us. I hope you have a beautiful week. I am stopping by from Ann’s blog.
Thank you for stopping by, Jolene! I hope your week is awesome as well.
Jumped over from Ann’s … Love your gratefulness for Easter joy poured out!
Thanks, Beth! Glad you hopped over today!
I love that the Lord is making everything new! Beautiful post. : )
Thank you, Cathy! New life brings hope and the hope that we feel as Christ followers is amazing!
Thankful for you and your words! Blessings!
Thanks, Barbie! Sure do love when you stop by!