Rise up.

Admittedly, I'm not in the Word enough. I don't prioritize it like I wish I did or like I know I should. But I still believe that it's true. I still believe that God sent Jesus to save me. And you. To save all of us from what we deserve. 

Just thinking this week about Jesus and all He was about to endure, knowing that if He had to do it all again, He would do it just for me. It leaves me breathless. My heart catches in my throat. Even just for me. He loves me that much. He was that obedient to his Father. To our Father God. He never sinned, not once, despite being tempted. Yet still, He took my place. And yours. We are free because of His willingness. 

Look, I know this can be a sensitive subject. And trust me, I'm not one to try and push my beliefs on you. Just know, I want you to know this freedom. I want you to have eternal life. I need you to feel the overwhelming love and grace of God. 

I get it. People mess up. The Church (or people in your life who were/are only a fraction of the entire Church) may have wronged you. Your family may have made you not want any part of God and all He has to offer. Please, just for a moment, consider that we are all human. We can be a poor example of God's love. Plenty of times, we are. But (yes, of course there's a but) God is bigger than ALL OF THAT.

This week, this day, or even this minute, just consider that all you have to do is believe. God wants to forgive you and free you from the shackles of sin. He wants to redeem you. He wants to pick you up and put your heart's pieces back together. Miracles still happen. God still provides and comes through. You just have to let Him love you. 

You are loved immeasurably. No matter where you are, how you feel, what you've done, what you're going to do, what you've said, His love and grace covers it all. 

Happy Easter, friends. 

Let's talk. @jesstinybird


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