Thursday, April 9, 2009

What's Love Got To Do With It?



Easter it is the culmination of everything that Christ lived to do. We that call ourselves Christians and name the name of Christ as savior and Lord believe that HE died and HE rose again on the third day. It is the core of our faith and the center of everything that springs hope in our hearts. HE died yet HE lives, just as this body of ours will die yet we will live.


Calvary, the beginning of a new dispensation. Dispensation of Grace replaces the dispensation of the law. We moved from sacrifice and law to freedom and grace. Calvary..... The focal point of our vision and the heartbeat of our faith. My spirit man sobs with joy when the reality of Calvary permeates into my soul. Calvary ----- Where life begins not ends.



Calvary the completed work of Christ. HE did the dying and HE tells us now to do the living. HE walked the path of obedience and HE freely hung on that cross. Calvary is not the end of the work that Christ came to do but the beginning. Calvary where the kingdom of God now comes to live on earth in the hearts of every believer...






Luk 17:21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.


Calvary.. the promise of life and life more abundant. We all long for heaven but Christ says to us live now. We were reconciled back to the Father and all the goodness that HE brings with that reconciliation. Life NOW.........


Calvary is the gift of God to a lost and dying world that has no hope to live, let alone die. If you need a reason to live then Calvary provides that reason. If you need a reason to hope then that hope lies within that wooden cross on Golgotha. We needed a pathway in which to walk and Calvary leads the way. We look upon the cross that Jesus and rejoice in knowing that life as God sees it began on Calvary. We can approach the throne of God with boldness. HE came and died so that we might LIVE now and rejoice in that freedom that he bought.


Calvary, a place where God and man met. Calvary a force that tore the veil of the temple from the top to the bottom and gave us entrance into the throne room of God. Calvary is the spoken invitation for us to come and dine with the creator of the entire universe. Calvary says to the world of the lost and the dying that love conquers all things. Love handed Jesus to the crowd that day, love held Him on the cross. Love is why God turned His back and love is the reason that Jesus chose to stay suspended between heaven and earth.
Take time this Easter weekend to see the Kingdom of God in your life. Ask the Father to give you a greater awareness of the love that cost Him Jesus. Let us open our hearts to the love of God that will drive us to our knees and repent with many tears of the hardness of our hearts.

Embrace the life that was bought and paid for on Calvary and share that life with those around you. Touch a heart and a life and when we do we are bringing the Kingdom of God to one more life, to one more soul. We are telling the world that Calvary is life. Calvary is freedom from fear. Death has no hold and Heaven is ours. Thank your God that there are no boundaries when it comes to redeeming a soul.





What’s love got to do with it,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Everything.
Girls have a blessed Easter weekend.. I will go over to see Jean tomorrow and again on Sunday. I want to sit and read her the story of Christ, the risen Savior.

Love you each and every one..


14 comments:

Denise said...

This was so very beautiful. I love you.

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I love you my sister!! I wish you a special time with Jean. You are so precious to each other. My spirit was crushed today by someone who wanted to be mean. This post helped me a lot..m.

LisaShaw said...

I came back by to say, I love the LORD and I love you.

Shirley said...

Oh, Denise, what a wonderful post....it touched my heart. Oh how wonderful to know Christ as Savior. Oh the love of God is so great and mighty.

Bless you, my friend. May you and yours have a blessed Easter weekend also.

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Annette said...

What a heart felt post, I think about all the pain he suffered, the beatings, the spitting, rocks thrown at him, birds pecking him and as he was nailed on that cross he said, Now this part makes me cry, "Forgive them Father, for they know not what they've done" he forgive then! Calvary, I love that sound. May your visit with Jean be another blessing.
I Love you~
Annette

Hafts Happenings said...

THis was AWESOME, thank you for sharing. Bless you!!

Deb said...

Enjoy your family this Easter also, give mom a hug for me:) Tell Jean its ok:)Soak in the tub filled with bubbles and candles, Love you my friend:)Take care of you:)

Maxine said...

What wonderful thoughts! Blessing on this Easter weekend, and may your time with Jean be precious. I can't think of a better place to be as we celebrate the resurrection.

kansasrose said...

My heart feels lighter reading this my friend...HE IS RISEN! Clinging to these glorious words! There is hope through HIS victory over death...Happy Easter dear Denise! Celebrate! Love you, Jen

JC said...

Beautiful post. I love you back. Have a blessed and happy Resurrection Day my friend.

SweetAnnee said...

The ultimate love!!!
What a wonderful post

Thank you sweetie for the Easter card.

He is Risen

love, Deena

The French Bear said...

Bless you, what a lovely post!
He has risen, how true......
Thank you my friend for such an enlightening post!
Margaret B

Karen said...

This was so beautifully written! I didn't get to read it until after Easter, but the message is the same and it blessed my heart!