Sunday, January 10, 2010

Thankful Sunday

Easter Approaching

Can you all believe how fast the time goes by? The New Year is here and in full swing. Valentines day is around the corner, and so is Lent, February 17th is Ash Wednesday, which is one of my most favorite times of the church. I love the forty days of fasting and prayer. The church is without flowers or decorations and you are reminded of the incredible undertaking that Jesus took upon himself for us. I love how on Easter morning after forty days of darkness we walk into a church bursting with brightness and light, flowers everywhere along with their sweet sent. Jesus King of all Kings, raised from the dead! Death having no power over him! And in turn giving us eternal life. And HOPE!!!!!!
I don't think many people realize the importance of Easter. And it's so sad to see the church bursting at the seams on Easter morning and then the following week with seats to spare. Where do they all go? And why don't they think it necessary to come back? Jesus didn't ask that we visit Him just on special occasions. He's there for us 24/7. No questions asked, any time day or night. Why is it that one day a week is too much for some people.

Where am I going with this post? I have no idea. This is not what I sat down to write. It just kind of spilled out.

Anyway what am I thankful for this week?
I'm thankful that I can go to church. Not only on Sunday but any day of the week. The doors are always open.
I'm thankful that I do know Jesus, and because of that I have Hope.
I'm thankful that he died for us so that we could have Eternal Life! Pretty good gift, don't ya think?
I'm thankful that whatever form of Christianity we follow, we all worship the same God. I have found blessings from all! I have been inspired by all, and I have learned from all.

Have a blessed and fun Sunday!


Kele said...

Happy Sunday Steph!

Tina said...

A wonderful Sunday to you too

Kim said...

Well said. I WAS the go to church once in a blue moon person. Now I am lost without it! Life is so full when you get involved. What a blessing!

scrappy quilter said...

I can't imagine life without having Jesus in it. Man would it be dull!! And to think He died for us and gives us grace and mercy every minute of every day. What a gift...salvation!! Hugs

Emily said...

I am eternally thankful for His sacrifice so that we can have eternal life! We too attend church weekly and I honestly don't know what I would do with out it! It gets me through the week! xoxo

Beverly said...

happy Sunday. love the header photo