Friday's Ramblings

I pray you are having a blessed Good Friday and will join me in reflecting on what our Lord and Savior endured for all people on the cross. Praising God for loving each of us enough to give His Son to die for us in this cruel way should bring all of us to our knees in repentance, praise and thanksgiving.

Recognizing we are a sinful person, even though we are God's child, and confessing these sins in true repentance is most important. Jesus died on that cross so that we can have forgiveness for these sins! He didn't have to, but accepted His Father's plan of sacrificing His life for our sins so that we could have eternal life with Him and the Father, God. He loved us!

Praising God for the love He has shown us in allowing His Son to leave heaven, live on this earth, be beaten and crucified for us is a joy that we cannot deny ourselves. Who else loves us this much? No one on earth or beneath the earth, only our Father, God in heaven. In Psalms, He said that if we don't praise Him, the rocks will cry out but why do we not want to praise Him for His love and forgiveness and the joyful, peaceful life we have as His child.

Thanksgiving is an outpouring of our love for what Jesus did for us on the cross. Without His death on the cross for us, we would live in an eternity with the evil one and separated from God and His love for eternity.

We say thank you for any small gift given to us here on earth, how much more we have to be thankful for in the death of Jesus. We are children of the King, the Creator, the LORD of Lords, the Savior, the Messiah, the Comforter, our Heavenly Father, the Alpha and the Omega and a multitude of other names we are privileged to call the I AM.

Joy should be flowing like a heavenly and eternal river from our lives each and every day. We should be a living sacrifice to Him on this earth each moment of every day. Our lives, as His children, should reflect His shining glory to the dark world around us like a mirror reflects the sun. We have the honor and privilege of representing Him to all the world and we thank Him for that responsibility and honor.

I think the words from a hymn we still sing is a great expression of our praise for our Father, God:

Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow;Praise Him, all creatures here below;Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
By Thomas Ken, 1674

Nuff said,

The Georgia Peach

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