Grace, peace, mercy, and love from God: Father, Son, Holy Spirit
Every Good Friday, every Easter, and every Easter season, I am reminded, awe-struck actually, by what God has done for all creation! I know Lent is a time to reflect and discover the things in our own lives that aren’t just “right.” But, with the Good Friday service and reflecting on what God did for me…for all people…for all of creation…WOW! God really does love us, oh so much! It is simultaneously really more than just about me – and – it includes me!
Every time I gather with brothers for a conversation about God, every time I gather with brothers and sisters to encourage one another on this Christian-life journey, every time I gather with brothers and sisters to prepare for a weekend or a National Gathering, I am awe-struck at how God encourages us (others and me) on this journey called life…WOW! God really does love us, oh so much!
In the liturgical calendar, the time between Easter and Pentecost is referred to as the season of Easter. In the church, it is a time of joy and celebrating the grace and peace all creation has in God…WOW! God really does love us, oh so much!
I encourage each person reading this to just stop…maybe for five minutes…maybe everyday…to thank the God that created us, that redeemed us, that sanctifies us every minute of every day of every month of every year of our lives! What an amazing God! One who always listens…who always cares…who is always there…WOW! God really does love us, oh so much!
The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace.
In Christ –
PS: The peace referred to is not the removal of difficulties in our lives…it is God’s shalom: the certain knowledge that God loves us, oh so much!