I know that I want to say how blessed I feel to go to church with wonderful, wonderful women. Every new lady that I get to know has been so nice and welcoming. I know I haven't even got to know half of the women that I see on a regular basis, but I am looking forward to it.
I know that sitting in Bible study today, we reflected on Jesus and this week of His passion. We watched a video that I couldn't even look at the whole time. It depicted His trial, His beating, and His hanging on the cross and death. When I sit and think of His love for me and you, I can't help but have tears in my eyes.
The older I get, the more and more real His love for me becomes. I'm not sure why that is, but it is. I'm so very emotional every time I go to church now, and the week of Easter almost does me in.
I just want to say, that He loves us SO much. So much, that He took every sin and He died and rose again, so that we would have life eternal.
Recently, a lady in our church was sharing about her early years and was passing on a quote from a pastor she had been around.
He told her, "It's never about the sin, it's always about Christ."
It resounded with me so much. Our churches sometimes put a lot of emphasis on what we should/shouldn't do, but when it comes down to it, we are all sinners.
It is not about the sin, it's about the redeeming love of Christ.
His Word says, "For ALL have sinned and come short of the glory of God" Romans 3:23
"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." Romans 10:13
I hope to write these things and not seem "preach-y," but to just convey how much He loves us.
I am so thankful that He loves us and gives us hope and life.
And even though I sometimes tire of being so teary at church, I'm thankful that He has made my heart so tender for Him.