Sunday, March 27, 2016

He is Risen

   This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it. I've been naive to how important Easter truly is or what those words mean. Jesus experienced one of the most painful deaths imaginable and did so to save us, we who truly do not deserve it. Then he went on to perform the greatest miracle of all time in the resurrection. Conquering Death.
    Jesus' resurrection built a bridge between our sinful and torn day-to-day lives and tied us to the hope and love that God can bring in our life now and in heaven with Him. I know that these are powerful words, words that come straight from the Bible and from a pastor's mouth, and those words can be hard to relate to on a daily basis. I struggle day in and day out, I wrestle with doubt, and at times even hatred towards God for allowing me to have ALS, for taking friends too early, for my dad dying, and for the strife that has been in my life and the lives of those that I love. However, when this fear and anger takes over and this darkness falls upon me, Christ and his hope and his love find a way to push into that darkness and make me realize that even the death that may soon be upon me cannot consume me or leave me scared. My pain has a purpose. I have to take glory in my suffering because that suffering will produce perseverance; perseverance; character and character; hope. That hope that I carry with me every day erases the fear of death that I have, it lets me see and embrace the grace I have around me and it makes me confident that my Lord and Savior Jesus will be standing on the other side of death when my time comes. He will take me to paradise away from this life of pain, tears, and anxiety. He is here for us all now and forever. 
    God bless all of my readers, and I hope that you have a wonderful Easter with your family and friends. With love, Gronks

4 comments:

  1. Well said Kris, and may you continue to find grace, love, peace and strength in your faith and walk with God. May God bless your family as well.

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  2. I just found your blog when I ooened my April Christ in Our Home and read yesterday's, which I had missed. How prophetic for me, as my husband has ALS. Thank you and bless you!

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  3. I just found your blog when I ooened my April Christ in Our Home and read yesterday's, which I had missed. How prophetic for me, as my husband has ALS. Thank you and bless you!

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  4. I have been wondering how you are doing. Hope you can make a new post as you are very inspiring.

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