We have been reading, reflecting, and celebrating the love Jesus has for us. He died for all of us, and He knew that his father would raise Him to prove to us we can have hope and confidence in His plans and love for us. (Jeremiah 29:11) Nothing can change your Christian faith once you have submitted to this truth and decided to die to yourself.
As I was thinking about the days immediately following his resurrection, I was amazed by His love. The love He showed to everyone that had rejected him just hours and days before. He never blamed, complained, or showed anger or frustration with anyone He encountered during the days he walked the Earth. (John 3:17)
Today’s Reading is Psalm 118: 15-29. Give thanks to the Lord; for He is good, His love endures forever. God’s love is unchanging in the midst of our changing situations.
Even though the Easter baskets are getting put away. The leftovers are not tasting the same anymore, and the celebrations we enjoyed together are a couple of days passed. We can still rejoice. There are days when the last thing we may want to do is rejoice. Our mood is down, a situation may feel out of hand, sadness and guilt is overwhelming. We can still rejoice. You were uniquely made, and the day was uniquely made for you. Trust in His love, have confidence in every part of your day not matter the good or bad. Let God know how your feeling. (1 Peter 2:7) Take a breath and look around. Our Lord is a whisper away, and honest prayer seeking Him will be found.
27 The Lord is God, and he has made his light to shine upon us.
Bind the festal sacrifice with cords, up to the horns of the altar! 28 You are my God, and I will give thanks to you; you are my God; I will extol you. 29 Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!
Let this song bring you some joy and remind you of the confidence and blessing we have on ever part of our lives. ~ Enjoy this blessing of a day.