02 April, 2015
This is my friend, Jesus :) And today and this weekend, the focus of the world is on him. I love this. Everywhere across this earth, eyes that are normally darting from place to place looking for the next item on the 'to do' list to check off, and heads that are normally down and busy with tasks, are now lifted and fixed on the cross. This weekend we celebrate our wonderful Jesus, the glorious One, the One who boldly stood in our place and willingly sacrificed his life for ours in the most extravagant act of love in all of history.
"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."
There is no greater love. And today I am reminded of another moment in history. Eleven years ago, on a flight to New York in July 2004, I truly realised this extravagant love, and received it for myself. Feeling lost and trying to find my way in life, I watched 'The Passion of the Christ' (on the aeroplane... hello... I know!) and there in my seat, flying over the Pacific Ocean, Jesus spoke to my heart. Instantly I felt hope, I couldn't explain it but his love just changed everything.
So today, wherever you are in this big wide world (you may even be reading this years down the track) I pray you feel so loved by him today. How he adores you! And his plans for you are for good! Bless you and Happy Easter my lovely friend. :)
Love Nat x
Image 1 - Painting by Akiane, Image 2 - Pinterest