Without the Shedding of Blood

“And without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.” Hebrews 9:22b

The journey of life is not always easy. Of all the things I’m thankful for, the greatest is the cross of Christ! There I can exchange my burdens for peace and rest. If you’re feeling weighed down by sorrow or sin today, know that you can come to the cross and lay your burdens down . . .

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In Every Leaf [Easter Blessings]

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“Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone but in every leaf of springtime.” —Martin Luther

Dear friend, when you’re weary from lingering pain, whether emotional or physical, recall to mind the promise of our Lord Jesus Christ: “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” ( John 16:33). Jesus overcame evil through the resurrection from the dead. Through faith in Him we can find the power to overcome our trials. In Christ we have hope! When you think you can’t get through your day, just remember- Jesus is seated at the right hand of the Father interceding for you. Pour out your heart to Him. You can do all things through Christ!

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Easter Prayers [Great Expectation]

Thanking God for Easter and for the joy of living with great expectation and hope in my heart . . .

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you for giving us NEW BIRTH into a LIVING HOPE, through the RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST, and for an INHERITANCE that can never spoil or fade, kept for us in heaven. Now we can live with GREAT EXPECTATION and HOPE in our hearts!

Amen

“All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is by his great mercy that we have been born again, because God raised him from the dead. Now we live with great expectation, and we have a priceless inheritance — and inheritance that is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay.” 1 Peter 1:3-4

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