No Boundaries

"On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightening stood beside them. In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, "Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: 'The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.'"
Luke 24:1-8

The stone was not rolled away from the tomb so that Jesus could get out.

Jesus knows no boundaries.

He is not bounded by stones, walls, or doors.

John 20:19 "...when the doors were shut where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, 'Peace be with you.'"

Locked doors could not keep him from getting in.

And the stone covering the tomb could not keep him from getting out.

You see, the stone was not rolled away so that Jesus could get out.

The stone was rolled away so that we could get in.

So that we could be with him.

But that still requires us to take the first step forward.

In the same way, in our daily lives, God knows no boundaries.

Nothing can keep Him away from us.

No matter what we say or do.

Romans 8:35-39 "For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."

Nothing will ever separate us from His love.

Yet that still requires us to take a step forward, towards His outstretched arms, towards His love.

It requires trust.

Trusting His plan.

It requires us to give up our plans and the life we thought we had so carefully crafted...

...instead, in search of the life He has created for us.

It's the most beautiful, most genuine love story we will ever know.

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Another great piece of wisdom I heard Easter morning:

"We usually think of death as punishment for sins. Yet, because of the Resurrection, death is no longer punishment. Instead, death is the threshold of eternal life. It is the joy to come."

Whatever "death" you are experiencing right now, whether it's the physical death of a loved one, or the spiritual/emotional death of a lost friendship, lost relationship, or lost job...let God be your Hope.

All my love for my sweet dear readers!
Haley

"No Longer Slaves (Live)"
Jonathan and Melissa Helser

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  1. As always, beautifully simple, simply perfect.

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