Friday, April 19, 2019

Stretched Out Arms Made Way for Love




The Carpenter’s arms were strong. His mission was stronger. 

On His final day after a bloody beating, a rugged cross He had to carry to the sinner’s hill. 

His innocence and obedience brought Him to this moment in history — not only for Himself but for mankind’s destiny into eternity. 

The weight beyond the laden cross He bore in silence. 

At the top of the sinner’s hill, He laid down upon the cross, not to rest but to endure the punishment so mankind could choose the best. 

What moans were heard as with each strike on a spike that drove through His hands and feet? 

Not a word escaped the young Carpenter on His way to being our Savior before He and the cross were raised. 

That day only a few saw Him hanging between two guilty thieves. Yet, today, millions honor Him for His selfless sacrifice that eventful day. 

The few words He spoke while gasping for breath changed history and made the way to heaven for sinners. 
Jesus cast His life for us with stretched out arms of love. 





While soldiers cast lots for His clothes, Jesus cast His life for us with these words in Luke 23:34, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” 



John 19:30






Even on the cross with His stretched out arms, the Carpenter was fulfilling His mission when He said with His final breath, “It is finished.” 

His body was finished. 
His first mission was finished. 


Yet, He rose to a new mission on Easter Sunday to give those who believe in Him new life, forgiveness, and grace.

If you are seeking peace, love, and forgiveness, remember, He has His stretched out arms open to you. He will lift you up into eternity. Run to Him today and changes your place in eternity. 

Uplifting blessings,

Carolyn 

Sunday, March 24, 2019

More Than Spring

More than Spring is knocking at our door! 
Trees are budding and daffodils are lifting their golden faces to the sun. Spring is knocking at the door, nevertheless, so is the greatest of all guests.

He taps with the promise seen in Revelations 3:20, "Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come into him and eat with him,
and he with Me."

As the trees grow into full bloom and the daffodils are replaced with a bouquet of colorful flowers, we too will be filled with refreshment when we swing wide the door to Jesus Christ. He knocks at the door to our hearts every day. The season doesn't matter. He waits at the door in rain, snow, and sunshine.

Have you heard His knock? Do you want to dine with the greatest guest of all? If so then open your heart and just say, "Come in, Lord Jesus." Experience more the season of spring.

Uplifting blessings,
Carolyn


Saturday, February 9, 2019

Steep in Faith

Steeping in Christ's uplifting presence is always fulfilling. 

Faith helps us to breathe,

Faith comforts in a time of wait.

Faith comes as a warrior when fear rumbles in like thunder.

Faith wins battles that are impossible.

Faith led Jesus to the tree that crossed out sin for man.

Fatih rose Him up to fulfill God’s plan. 

Faith is our mustard seed that grows tall as a tree over the years.

Faith hears the silence of the Lord’s love beyond our ears.

Faith is our strength that takes in our next breath to go on. 
Faith carries us into eternity with Jesus when we release our last breath. 

May you be filled with the joy of Jesus Christ as you steep in His Word. 
He will brew new life in you when you do. 

Uplifting blessings,
Carolyn
"Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see." 
Hebrews 11:1