Wednesday, March 31, 2010

it's holy week, show His love

Ephesians 5:2 (NLT) --- Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God.

The love of God is something I find hard to completely understand or to get a real grasp on.  Because when I think about it more and more, I see how much bigger and better it is than I really ever expected.  Here is a song that keeps bringing tears to my eyes:

"Hold Us Together" by Matt Maher

It don't have a job, Don't pay your bills, Won't buy you a home In Beverly Hills
Won't fix your life And find easy steps, Ain't the low or the limp Or the government
But it's all you need..
Love, will, hold us together, Make us a shelter to weather the storm
And I'll, be, my brothers keeper So the whole world will know That we're not alone

It's waiting for you, Knockin' at your door!  Every moment of truth When your heart hits the floor...

This is the first day of the rest of your life ´Cause even in the dark you can still see the light
It´s gonna be alright s´gonna be alright 

When we seek to love like jesus did, we always fall short, but he commanded us to share and show His love.  It is His example we follow.  He died so we could know God's love and to give that love to others.

John 3:16 (NLT) --- For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.

It's holy week.  The week we are reminded of Jesus' life, death and resurrection.  It was love that send Jesus on a journey from heaven to earth, from life to death and back to life again.  Only because desired to love people did Jesus have to die.  That is incredibly big and outrageously good.  It's holy week.  Show His love.

Job 10:12 (NLT) --- You gave me life and showed me your unfailing love. My life was preserved by your care.

If I had a prayer for this, it might be what Job said.  He was going through deep trouble, dealing with fierce pain but still knew and held tight to God's love.  The fact that Jesus loves me, just like Job said, is too much for me to really understand.  Yet I have it enough that I can know some and share much.

It's holy week.  Show His love!

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