We have hope.

 

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Lets be honest…. for the past few weeks, every one of our minds have been spinning. We have spent hours wondering and praying about what we should do. We’ve turned it over and over again in our minds, examining it from every possible angle, hoping to see something we hadn’t seen before that will finally make it all clear. It has been hard.

But, guess what? It is STILL Holy Week. The week we get to remember the incredible sacrifice that happened on the cross.

And really… that is all that can steady us right now. The Gospel.

We know the truth. We are sinners. God, with all of His love, sent his son as a sacrifice. Through the cross we have the opportunity to have an intimate relationship with our father. This is the only truth that will set our feet on solid ground. The strong and gentle hands of our Father will always steady us with His love. When we live in the truth we can walk surefooted and secure.

Of course, this doesn’t mean that we will never stumble, that we wont have issues, or that we are completely drowning some days. But knowing that there is grace and that we know who we are in Him.

This week we will be reminded of the words “It is finished”. I hope that reminds us we don’t have to do more then what has already been done on our behalf. Nothing will EVER change the redemptive work that happened on that cross.

Things don’t always have to look perfect in our lives to feel secure, and that is hard for me. But we (I) can trust that God is enough in this very moment.

Isaiah 53:3 He was despised and rejected—a man of sorrows, acquainted with deepest grief. We turned our backs on him and looked the other way. He was despised and we did not care.

Jesus, it is so hard to imagine your journey to that cross. You faced rejection. You faced sorrow. You faced pain. Yet you made that sacrifice… for us. For the people who are truly undeserving of your compassion and relentless love. You love the every person. Let us overflow with that love to our neighbors, friends, enemies. We live in what we are calling a crazy time, but you have it all in your control. Help us pursue shalom in our hearts this week as we remember what you did for us. Thank you for your sacrifice. Amen.

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