Spirit Woven Question
Updated: Mar 27
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. John 3:16
My little Em keeps asking me, “Is it Easter yet?” I love that she loves Easter. I happen to be an Easter lover myself. I admire the decorations and live for the fact that it is a celebration of God’s love. It is my prayer that Emma Claire’s love for Easter cultivates and grows as she comes to know, and unfolds for herself, the richness of its glorious meaning.
Christ made a way for us on the cross. He made a way for us to know him and to love him. He made a way for us to live for him, equipping us with the power source of his Holy Spirit.
Jesus set an example for us. He came to answer our spirit woven question. He came to console our hearts’ desperate longing. He came so that we might know with confidence and certainty the answer to the inquiry, “What is love?” The answer is, “Jesus. Jesus Christ, the Son of God.”
By offering his life as the ultimate sacrifice, a fragrant offering that sealed our eternities, those in Christ can live life in celebration of the fact that we have the hope of Heaven. Praise Jesus for Easter! Praise God for his redeeming love.
Love is a simple four letter word. Kisses and hugs- love! God’s love offers a beautifully complex, deeply spiritual, knockout punch powerful connotation. God’s love is eternal. God’s love is omnipotent and present in our lives today. God’s love moves mountains and melts ice encapsulated hearts. Christ’s love enables us to live more fully and to love others more abundantly. His love sets our captive, sinful souls forever free.
Because of the cross we are free to live in love; to lavish grace and blessings upon others, to offer hope and light, to live connected to the source of God’s love through his Word. Love is a choice. It is a cognizant decision we must make each and every day.
We must intentionally put on the character traits of Jesus Christ. We must wear coats of love, caps of Salvation, and sneakers of peace. We must carry umbrellas of faith and have the mustard spray of God’s Word with us at all times to ward off the enemies' attempts to rob us of what certain joy we are to encompass when we walk hand in hand with our Heavenly Father.
Easter is a celebration of God’s love. Never stop living out the Easter message in your life. Celebrate God’s love and grace each day. Take strides of faith in knowing God more fully and loving others more abundantly. Be intentional to pick out clothes that represent Christ’s character. Put on the wardrobe of God’s grace, love, readiness (which comes from the Word of God,) and protection. Jesus wants to do a mountain moving, mustard seed sprouting, amazing work in you. Shine the light of God’s love this Easter season.
Steps of Faith:
Explain to your children the meaning of Easter starting today. Tell them about Easter and continue expressing the essence of God’s love, grace, and Jesus’ sacrifice.
Examine your heart. What article of Christ’s clothing do you need to put on today? Sneakers of peace can be found through prayer and daily communion with Christ. The umbrella of faith is attained through small decisions to follow God’s lead in your life. Listen to the Holy Spirit’s promptings. Listen and obey. The coat of God’s love comes from loving others, washing people’s feet, and resting our heavy hearts at the feet of Jesus and letting our souls be filled. The cap of Salvation is worn when we have a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus. It acts as a helmet, protecting our minds, and saturating our thoughts in God’s Truth. The mustard spray of God’s Word is scripture that is fresh on our hearts, and memory verses that are ingrained into the fibers of our being. Live from God’s love. Put on the wardrobe of Christ, each day.
Reread John 3:16 as if it were the very first time. Ask God to give you a new level of understanding and appreciation for this verse.
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16 (NKJV)