Today’s post comes to us from contributing writer and woman of grace, Janna Gallagher.
I’ve always loved the ocean.. walking along the beach as the waves crash into the ground. The ocean has long been a place of healing for me- the reckoning of the greatness of a power more magnificent and fierce than I can comprehend with the joy and peace that it brings to my soul.
I believe that there is a point at which you come to the end of yourself and know that there has to be more… there has to be a greater purpose to life that goes beyond what we alone can do. And once we embrace it, we find peace.
C.S. Lewis says it this way, “If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.”
We were made to be rescued by our Savior. The righteousness of a perfect God reconciles man to Himself by giving His Son as the redemption of our sin. We are rescued when we acknowledge Jesus as our Savior. We are brought into a greater love story. He is our salvation today and everyday. He walks with us through the difficult and joyous moments in life, teaching us to turn from what we are comfortable with to trusting in Him. He is the God who makes the impossible possible. He sees the outcasts, the lowly and he goes to them. He sees our discouraged, hopeless hearts, and infuses us with love. Like the waves washing over the sand, His love brings our hearts a hope that cannot be shaken.
Easter is represenative of that hope… that Christ conquered sin and death, that we have an eternal hope and future with him where there is perfect peace, love and justice. It is where His fierceness merges with his mercy and where we have a home.
As we reflect on Christ’s journey to the cross this week, let us be reminded of the greatest act of love- His sacrifice. Let him carry our burdens. Let him bring us peace. And let’s celebrate His victory over sin and death this Easter Sunday. May we forever stay in awe of his love toward us.