Unconditional Love!

J. Fields
I love this time of the year for multiple reasons, Spring is right around the corner which means flowers and trees are blossoming, warmer weather, green grass, and most importantly it’s the season that we celebrate our risen King! For just a moment I’d like you to close your eyes and picture the Easter story. I’ve re-watched clips of the Passion of the Christ movie several times and I’m continually heartbroken every time I see the clips of Jesus being beaten, carrying the cross while blood drips down his face, having a crown of thorns jabbed into His skull, and the gruesomeness of these huge nails being stuck through His hands as He hung on a cross. Can you believe you are loved so much that someone went through all of this for you? Jesus Christ died the most gruesome death for each
one of us, now if that doesn’t make you understand how much you are loved I’m not sure what will, but…. I have even more fantastic news!
Not only did Jesus die on a cross for the forgiveness of your sins, three days later He conquered death for you by being raised from death. That’s right, Jesus Christ loves you so much that He kicked the enemy right in his face so that you and I could have a life that is above sickness, death, and defeat. We were never told that life would be perfect or that we wouldn’t have any battles but He did promise that if we have. a relationship with Him that He will give us a comforter. John 14:15-18 “If you love Me, keep My commandments. 16 And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. 18 I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.”
Since God loves us so much that He would send His only Son to hang on a cross for us don’t you think we could at least fall in love with Him in return? Some people may call me a Jesus freak or they may say oh Jason you just don’t understand how life really is, well, let me share this with you, you don’t know my story. When I was lost God snatched me from the hands of the enemy, before I was ever born, He knew exactly who and what He wanted me to be like, He created me and you in the most beautiful way, He said “Jason, I love you so much, look at what I did for you, won’t you accept all of me and be a fire for me all the days of your life?”
This Easter I pray that you will grasp all that He has done and continues to do for you. Jesus Christ isn’t just sitting on the throne twiddling His thumbs, He is sitting to the right of His Father working on our behalf so the next time a negative thought comes into your mind just give it to God, the next time the enemy tries to knock you don’t, give it to Jesus. You are beautifully, wonderfully, and perfectly created and loved. Death was conquered once and for all for those who know and have a relationship with Jesus Christ, if you don’t know Him or if you have someone in your life that needs Him, I pray you will share the Easter story with them. Let me leave you with this. As the deer panteth for the water, so my soul longeth after Thee. You alone are my heart’s desire, And I long to worship Thee. You alone are my Strength, my Shield, to you alone may my spirit yield. You alone are my
heart’s desire and I long to worship Thee. You’re my friend and You are my brother , even though You are a King I love You more than any other. So much more than anything , you alone are my Strength, my Shield , to you alone may my spirit yield. You alone are my heart’s desire and I long to worship Thee.
Happy Easter!
Pastor Jason

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