Project 52 | GRATEFUL

52:14

Love is:

GRATEFUL

All my life I have known the verse John 3:16… “For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whosoever believes in him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”  Lets face it, that verse is everywhere from In-n-Out wrappers to billboards, to Tebow’s face.  It can be a challenge to feel the gravity and power of those words of promise when you have heard and read it more times than you can remember.  Like a song played out.  I know I sound like a spoiled church girl right now, but this is my blog and I am just being honest.  The truth is, I don’t take my salvation for granted, and I don’t want to take God’s words and promises for granted either.  I was cleaning up from our fun and busy weekend when I saw a sad little face moping at the table.  I asked Lucas what was wrong, and he answered that he was sad Easter was over.  I asked him why.  He said he would miss how happy Easter made everybody.  Word.  I agree… There is something so overwhelmingly happy and joyful about Easter.  It is the amazing spirit of resurrection.  That is what brings us together and gives us hope.  It is that verse of love personified.  As in everything else, kids have a way of bringing gravity and meaning to things… today it is that verse of love and promise of salvation.  But love goes both ways and sitting at the table with Lucas I realized that this spoiled church girl had some gratitude to give.  He made a beautiful card with colorful markers… I prayed and thanked God for his Son… for the promise of life after death; for the little guy who worries about so much in life, that he has a child’s faith where Jesus is concerned.  Love is grateful for a God who is bigger than us.  I am grateful for a God who loves my family more than I do, and gave his most precious son so we could live and be free.  

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4 Comments to “Project 52 | GRATEFUL”

  1. I am so grateful for you and your beautiful words filled with God’s love and character. I can see Lucas growing into the child/man God is asking him to be, nurtured by you and Omar.

  2. ” I am grateful for a God who loves my family more than I do” — I am so moved by these words especially.

  3. Thank you. I am grateful that with your post, I was able to take a step back and really think about what is most important.

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