Yesterday we celebrated Easter - or Resurrection Sunday as some like to proclaim!
This is my absolute favorite time of the year. This Holy Day is the only time I truly feel like I understand that "weeping may last for the night, but joy comes in the morning!"
Last Thursday, we were doing a Worship With the Word set at OHOP off of Song of Solomon 8:5-7. Powerful stuff. The line in verse 6 that proclaims "For love is as strong as death, Jealousy as cruel as the grave" hit me particularly hard. I know that God's jealousy for us - for me, for YOU - meant that He had to send His Son. Jesus' sacrifice was cruel, but He conquered the grave! And, beloved, Love is stronger than death!
How blessed are we? How Loved are we? "For God so loved the world (that's us!) that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting Life."
John 3:16 is the ultimate love letter, don't you think?