Happy Good Friday!

I hadn’t planned on writing anything about Easter because sometimes I see us well-meaning, Christian bloggers, use God’s name for own glory to get more likes, shares, etc(but that’s a different post for another day). I told God if he has anything he would like me to share I would be happy to do so. I had nothing to share until this morning when I was helping my daughter with her math problems.

She missed several problems simply because she was doing simple math wrong. She was working long complex equations, doing all the steps right but missing simple addition and subtraction within the equation. There is nothing more frustrating than to miss an entire problem that you worked correctly due to silly, overlooked, easy to fix mistakes.

As I helped her slow down and pay attention to her steps so she wouldn’t miss the whole equation, I felt God say “Rachael, that is the salvation story. That is what resurrection weekend is all about!

Many of us grew up in church and have heard the resurrection story thousands of times. Even unbelievers can tell the resurrection story. The truth is this:

For God so loved the world that he gave his only son that whoever would believe in him would have eternal life. John 3:16

But much like those long math problems, we get the idea but we are missing the simple yet crucial details to make it all work.

Most of us get the part about Jesus coming to earth and dying for our sins. But, I have to admit that it wasn’t until my adult years that I truly got the most important part of this scripture:  He came to earth and died for my sins because God loved the world and me. 

I used to read that scripture and think “Yes, God loves the world but does he love me?”  When I look at myself I see my sin, pride, shame, and failures. But when my heavenly father looks at me he sees love, adoration, and a forgiven child.

If we don’t believe that the father, son and holy spirit love us then we will never experience the fullness of God. When we know someone loves us it’s easier to believe things like:

  • He wants to heal us
  • He wants to redeem us
  • He wants to restore us
  • He wants to bless us
  • He cares for us
  • He has our well-being in mind
  • He wants an intimate relationship on a daily basis with us

This Easter weekend I challenge you with this question: Do you really believe God loves you? If you hesitate at all, spend some time with him. Tell him the truth. Ask him to show you how deep and how wide his love is for you.

He loves you.

He loves you.

He loves you.

And he died for you. 

Receive Him today.

Love,

Rachael Joy