The Lord has risen!
The Lord has risen indeed! Alleluia!
Praise God from whom ALL blessings flow! What a gift we have in Jesus. We have a creator who yearns for nothing more than to be in an intimate relationship with us, to love us, to walk alongside us, to guide us, protect us, and to raise us to new life! Seriously, this sounds like the best relationship that anyone could ever ask for, and that’s because it is!
This Season of Easter is a time within our Christian story that we are reminded of God’s ability to conquer ALL things, even death. It is a time when we are reminded that God has been resurrecting people’s lives since the beginning of creation. God has always been in the business of bringing life into spaces, places and people who were once considered lifeless and dead. It is GREAT NEWS to realize that there is NOTHING that we go through in life that is too big for God to resurrect. Nothing!
I love to trust in God and watch the miracles of God unfold before my eyes! This Lenten Season we were faced with a heavy task of raising $9000 for a new air-conditioner. We desperately wanted this for our little ones and staff at the YMCA. We have come to realize that these precious children at the YMCA, most of whom are low income are in essence our ministry. As we trusted in God and prayed, the Spirit of God worked in and through the hearts and minds of many people to graciously give. We not only reached our goal of $9000 but God provided beyond that and we raised $14,877! I have no doubt that this is because we worship a God who LOVES to provide for us abundantly. Let us never forget how awesome our God is!
Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. Proverbs 3:5-6
Gods peace and love,