Sunday, March, 18, 2018 | 9:28 PM | by June
I love this time of year. It feels like all of creation is coming back to life. The grass is turning green. The trees are budding and feature all sorts of spring color. Flowers? . . . What can I say? Except BEAUTIFUL. And the time change? . . . I know it does not add an hour of sunlight, but it sure changes my attitude in the late afternoon and evening all for the better.
It is this time of each year that believers celebrate the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus. I love that I have the opportunity to join with people of hope to participate in this celebration. The “letter” of the law in the old covenant beats the life out of me. Guilt and shame seem to overwhelm me as I think about my bad choices, lack of self-discipline, evil actions, evil words and evil thoughts. The letter of the law makes me feel like the last days of winter. The letter kills.
But, the Spirit gives life. What a generous God that we have. By His Spirit I have NEW life. I can live in confidence. Grace overwhelmingly pours over me. I rejoice. Yes! The Resurrection of Jesus makes a difference.
Every time we come to the Father with our guilt and shame and confess to Him that we need His love, grace and forgiveness, He is faithful to hear our prayer and forgive us. He gives us a new beginning.
- Pastor Tommy