The meaning of Resurrection Day is very humbling, yet refreshing. I’m forever grateful that after laying down His life for mankind, He rose from the dead on the 3rd day and bore the burden of our sins. We are forgiven and loved unconditionally.
Last year, my husband and I renewed our wedding vows in Jerusalem at the Garden of Gethsemane. It is there where we stood inside the tomb and our black and white lenses of the Bible converted to color. The sign that read “He is Not Here, For He is Risen” left an indelible mark in my mind, heart, and soul. During the visits to the Jordan River, Sea of Galilee, Mediterranean, and Dead Sea, significant time was taken to meditate on His Word and every word was met with a different perspective. I felt refreshed like a hiker given their first cup of spring water after walking in a dry desert for 24 hours. He forgives and loves unconditionally.
Oh how blessed I am that He loves me unconditionally despite my countless flaws:
The consequences of being a hardheaded teenager – forgiven
The guilt and battlefield of living like the woman at the well – forgiven
The times I didn’t rely on Him and did things my way – forgiven
The times I chose bitter responses rather than sweet – forgiven
The contributions I have made in hurting others – forgiven
The moments I neglected to pray or say thank you – forgiven
It would take years to list all of my sins. Yet, I’m humbled and gratified for the reminder on this Resurrection Day, we are forgiven and loved unconditionally. ©
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