Mmmm. Today is Good Friday, and that means a three day weekend. It’s completely grey outside, low hanging clouds stretching as far as I can see and tall, rich green trees hanging down over my porch are painting the perfect Spring picture for me. I have the porch door open, and a breeze, weighty with the smell of coming rain, is drifting into the living room. I’m drinking coffee, and the likes of John Mayer, Jason Mraz and Jack Johnson are serenading me while I read my favorite weight-loss motivation book, Jemima J.
On days like this, I feel so loved by the God who created the universe and all of nature. This day was created so I could know Him better. So I could live, love and breathe in the vastness of His creation. I wonder how people who don’t know God feel life. I feel life because I know God sent his son Jesus to a cross so that I could be reconciled to Him. Because Jesus put himself on a cross, I am able to wake up every day and know that while most people will merely exist, I will be completely submerged in the great adventure of LIVING. God, who is beyond all measure, has awakened my spirit. He shows me the beauty in people, in art, in design and on the earth. If people knew the friendship Jesus offers, I think they would be so much more willing to engage in it. But Christianity can be scary because, let’s face it, there are a lot of crazies out there who give it a bad name. But the Truth is, there is nothing better than knowing the Grace given by the One who created us. He offers Love, He offers fun, He offers compassion and patience and a window in the meaning of life that we will otherwise never find. I am, just as a fact, blessed by knowing Him. The King Himself delights to know me. Now tell me, what could be better?