Friday night Shawn and I made our way to his parents. The chill in the air was delightful. Future of Forestry sang Do You Hear What I Hear to us. As the lyrics danced in my head I started to wonder…
I am selfish, impatient, pride filled, occasionally manipulative, often angry, jealousy ridden.
More that that, I am forgiven, accepted, redeemed, slowly being sanctified, worthy, found beautiful, precious in His sight, worth the price of the land, made new and clean.
As I see more of my sin, I realize more, that I am evidence of His grace.
My heart is always torn when I think about the sacrifice Christ made on the cross. If I’m going to be honest it can be difficult at times to accept that He loves me and wanted fellowship & reconciliation with me so much that He endured a shameful, excruciating death. The nails and thorns and bones and rocks and leather that pierced His unmarred, blemish free flesh was done for the sanctification and redemption of you and I.
On that dark, gruesome day of Passover as the blood of sheep and goats was spilled over the altar in the temple, Genesis 3:15 was fulfilled. Victory was tasted as the angels danced for joy in Heaven.
This was a bulletin Shawn did for Easter a few years ago. It is one of my all time favorite things he’s designed. Hope your Easter is not only fun and blessed, but also filled with introspect of Christ’s sacrifice for you.
Prudence is a 30-something writer who lives in Arizona with her husband Shawn and their chihuahuas Lengua and Zeus. She writes her life, her experiences and her crawl back to hope. Eventually, she hopes to visit India – a place that’s captured her heart without ever stepping foot on the soil.