I John 3:18

All original content copyright Jessica Nicole Schafer, 2007-2016.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

THIS IS OUR HOPE.

EASTER IS COMING. IN A FEW DAYS, WE WILL CELEBRATE EASTER. A TIME OF RESURRECTION, RESTORATION, HOPE. A TIME TO RECOGNIZE THAT OUR LORD DESTROYED SIN BY SUBMITTING HIMSELF TO IT….GIVING HIMSELF TO IT. HE BEAT DEATH. DO WE GET THAT? HE LITERALLY BEAT DEATH, SOMETHING SO FINAL. HE DEFEATED IT WITH HIS VERY LIFE….BY GIVING HIMSELF OVER TO IT AND LETTING IT RUN ITS TOLL ON HIM. AND HE WON. HE DID NOT STAY DEAD. HE DID NOT STAY BURIED. HE DID NOT STAY WHERE HE WAS “SUPPOSED” TO.

SO FOR YOU WHO ARE MOURNING DEATH, AS I HAVE BEEN….REMEMBER. THAT OUR LOVED ONES, BECAUSE OF CHRIST, HAVE DEFEATED DEATH, TOO. THE UGLINESS, THE GRUESOME THINGS OF DECEMBER, THE MEMORIES OF SEEING HER LYING IN A BED WITHOUT ANY FUNCTION, THE WISHES THAT SHE WOULD WAKE UP AND TALK TO ME, THE HURT OF LIVING THROUGH ALL OF THAT…….IS NOT THE FINAL WORD. JESUS IS THE FINAL WORD. AND I WAIT FOR THE DAY TO HUG MY MOMMA AGAIN, KNOWING WITHOUT A DOUBT THAT IT WILL HAPPEN WHEN GOD SAYS, “ENOUGH!”.

2 comments:

Darryl Schafer said...

.I concur

Jill said...

ok so who is having a baby boy?