My Thoughts: SPRING and a DO-OVER – 3.25.10

Here I am, sitting in my office with this great sense of anticipation. It feels a bit strange since it’s a cool, rainy Indiana day. I keep asking myself, “What are you so excited about?”

I really enjoy spring. I love seeing the sun again after a long winter of gray skies. I love seeing flowers & trees starting to bloom. I love getting the yard ready and cooking on the grill. I love baseball and playing golf. Shockingly, I even enjoy taking walks with Kim and Sophie in the evening. Everything feels new. It’s almost like a “do-over.”

Remember when we were kids and we were playing and something didn’t go exactly the way we wanted? In my circle somebody would always yell, “Do-over,” and we would reload and try again.

That is what spring means to me. In the smaller picture it feels like a “do-over.” It represents the chance to get outside and enjoy time with friends and family again. All around us nature tells the story of new life.

In the larger picture though, it means so much more than that, which is what has me excited. As we approach Easter I am reminded that God literally gave all of us a “do-over” by sending His Son to die on the cross for us. He actually sent Him to die so that all of us could have a second chance….a real chance – at life….eternal life.

If you are reading this blog I really hope that you will take these words to heart. It doesn’t matter where you’ve been or what you’ve done. You won’t ever do anything that will take you out of the reach of the redemptive love of Jesus.

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future,
nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God
that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
(Romans 8:38-39, NIV)

Seriously, how cool is that?

I also hope that you will find a place to attend this Easter and that God will grip your heart in a way that you have never experienced before. If you live in Indianapolis or the surrounding area, I would be happy to help and steer you in the direction of a church to attend. Leave me a comment and I would be happy to help. Seriously. Try me. I dare you.

At Mount Pleasant Christian Church (the MPCC you will often see me reference) we will be celebrating with a capital C! It’s going to rock! Here’s one of the songs we will be doing called “Glorious” from Paul Baloche. I hope you experience the power and reality of Jesus’ resurrection this Easter!

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