When Jesus was nailed to the cross, broken and bleeding, willingly dying to take away the sin of the world, I paused on Good Friday to truly reflect on the immeasurable suffering He endured and my heart was heavy. Knowing that “For God so loved the world He gave his only Son and that whosoever believes in Him will not perish and will have eternal life.” ~John 3:16… how truly blessed I am to be a “whosoever”. Jesus not only “saved” me, he “rescued” me, so I was no longer held captive by the enemy….I was no longer hidden away in a dark cave.
In being raised Catholic, I knew that “He suffered, died and was buried and on the third day, He rose again in fulfillment of the scriptures.” I’m embarrassed to say that until now, those were simply memorized words that I recited when I attended Mass.
Easter Service for me this year (my first in my bible-based Christian Church-Granite United), was AMAZING! My fellow church-goers (myself included) take this “Jesus-thing” pretty seriously! There were hundreds of names on each of my church’s campuses Prayer Walls…HUNDREDS of souls that were prayed for leading up to the celebration of Easter! Hundreds of people that had not previously attended (this) church walked through the doors and many were saved… it was awesome!
I don’t think I can ever thank Him enough… but I can, and do, put my trust and faith in Him… he is so, so good… so loving and faithful!
I AM a “whosoever”… I AM forgiven. He’s given me a brand new heart and a fresh start! I’m not special in anyway… He does this for EVERYONE who calls upon Him. Ga’head… call Him whenever you’re ready… He’ll always be waiting for you!
~Let love lead the way~ TP