March 20, 2008, Praises Along the Way- Easter Comfort

March 20, 2008

Today my thoughts are filled with Easter. Little ladies in spiffy dresses and little gentlemen with bow ties. A beautiful Easter dress for mom and big dinners. Family and fun hunting Easter eggs, symbols of new life. Singing songs like he's alive and other hymns of praise. Worshiping together with christian family in crisp, early morning sunrise services with Easter breakfast following.

Finally, spring has arrived filling my our heart with hope and lifting my spirit as the sunshine breaks through the clouds.

Mark 10:13-16 says People were bringing little children to Jesus to have him touch them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this he was indignant.

He said to them, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it."

And he took the children in his arms, put his hands on them and blessed them.

I love that last part. Someone wrote in on one of the blog entries on this site saying how they crawled onto their Father's lap and he held them through difficult times. God is so good. I too as well as many of us have been in that position, sitting on the Father's lap cuddled up next to him, listening to every heartbeat, every breath just resting in him.

What a comfort, what an awesome thing, to be able to draw near to our Father in times of trouble and know that he takes us into his arms, puts his hands on us and blesses us. I can feel his warmth, presence and peace all over me as I write you these words. It brings tears to my eyes.

Thank you Father for your goodness, for your loving arms around me, for the peace you bring to my heart. Do this for all your children today as they read these words.
I love you Father, Amen.

4 comments:

Lori Bieber said...

May God go:
Above you to protect you;
Beneath you to uphole you;
In front of you to lead you;
Behind you to encourage you;
Beside you to befriend you and
with you to inspire you.
God Bless,
Lori Bieber

Liz Lehman said...

Christi,
I ask God to hold you and your whole family in His arms as He would the little children. God so loved the world that He gave His only son to shed His blood for everyone, not just white folks, but all children/people. It is heavy on my heart that we recongnise God's love for ALL people.

Jeff said...

Dear Dult:
Grandma and grandpa, love you very much and pray for you constantly. You are a true inspiration to everyone, it is so obvious that GOD is in your life. HE has given you HIS peace, HIS strength, and HIS guidance. I know you have heard it before, but you really are our hero, we could only hope that GOD would give us so much strength if we were in your shoes. GOD is using you in so many ways, everyday. Grandpa has students in his classes that are seeing GOD for the first time, in the example you are setting for them and the strengths HE is giving you.
I know that you have lifted me up constantly because of the example you have been for me, to put your total trust in GOD and all his blessings.
We love you Danni
Grandpa and Grandma Ervin

Anonymous said...

We are praying for you on this Easter day. You are in our thoughts and prayers daily.

Kenny