“For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son to have life in himself.” ~John 5:26
“For the very work that the Father has given me to finish, and which I am doing, testifies that the Father has sent me.” ~John 5:36b
“Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.” ~John 19:30
Jesus was not killed. Jesus gave himself for me, and for you. Out of the truest love, and the greatest hope that we would just believe that He did this amazing thing for us. He’s alive, and listening, and still loving. True love, in a form never seen before, and in a form never to be equaled. Blessings on your day, Lisa
A Facebook friend recently announced, “I no longer know if I believe in God.” He/she is now publicly and openly debating the existence of God and Jesus in what they feel to be a highly intelligent and logical way. I can’t even think of the words to say; all I feel is utter sadness for this person. To lose hope in the only hope. Jesus is what keeps me going, what keeps me moving and breathing and hoping and living. And I can’t explain it logically to this person; I just know it. So I’m praying for him/her. Because Jesus is strong enough, big enough, loving enough to bring them back to himself. Please join me in praying, for this person and all the others who need that hope, those answers.
“When people say, you know, ‘Good teacher,’ ‘Prophet,’ ‘Really nice guy’….this is not how Jesus thought of Himself. So you’re left with a challenge in that, which is either Jesus was who He said he was or a complete and utter nut case. You have to make a choice on that.” ~Bono
What is a church? Is it four walls, beautiful stained glass, soaring organ music? Is it people who love God, gathering together? This church ruin in Ireland once held people, coming together to worship by the sea. Is it not a church because the roof is gone? Or does Jesus hold all things together by His love and grace and mercy? Questions, questions, but He holds all the answers. We just trust, and worship, and love, and continue on towards Him. Slainte, Lisa