Brand New Life
1 Peter 1:3
A New Life
3-5 What a God we have! And how fortunate we are to have him, this Father of our Master Jesus! Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we’ve been given a brand-new life and have everything to live for, including a future in heaven—and the future starts now! God is keeping careful watch over us and the future. The Day is coming when you’ll have it all—life healed and whole.
This, my friends, is what Easter is about:
Admittedly - this is after the birth of 'lil M; so the photo is almost 12 months old.
Everything to live for...
It is a reminder to stop; stop and think, stop and remember all the blessings we have been given. My life isn't perfect - but my children are pretty close to it... I had a friend pop in recently, she has known me for a LONG time; and she reminded me just how far I have come. We marvelled at my life now; at all the blessings I have around me daily - a husband who loves me dearly, two gorgeous children; things I seriously wondered if I'd ever have the opportunity to experience and love. And yet look at me now...
Thank you Jesus... thank You for Your love, Your blessings in my life, Your Son. I owe You all.
Today Your handiwork has had me transfixed... from early morning to late night you have reminded me how majestic You are; thank You for the chance to slow down, the chance to 'smell the roses' and appreciate all You have done for me.
You have my heart now and forever.
I look up at Your macro-skies, dark and enormous, Your handmade sky-jewelry, Moon and stars mounted in their settings. Then I look at my micro-self and wonder, Why do You bother with us? Why take a second look our way?
Daniel blessed the God of heaven, saying, “Blessed be the name of God, forever and ever. He knows all, does all: He changes the seasons and guides history, He raises up kings and also brings them down, he provides both intelligence and discernment, He opens up the depths, tells secrets, sees in the dark—light spills out of him! God of all my ancestors, all thanks! all praise!
True, the grass withers and the wildflowers fade, but our God’s Word stands firm and forever.