Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Lenten Season Begins

Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday…the beginning of Lent. What is Lent? Lent is a time when many Christians prepare for Easter by observing a period of fasting, repentance, moderation, and spiritual discipline. The purpose is to set aside time for reflection on Jesus Christ - His
sufferings and His sacrifice and His life, death and resurrection. The Lenten season begins with Ash Wednesday as the first day and it is the 40 days prior to Easter (Sundays are in the

I grew up in a church where we had community Lenten services on Wednesday evenings. Even though I was a child, I still vividly remember those days which came not too long after Christmas. The birth of Jesus Christ into this world was the fulfillment of God’s promise to send a Savior. But the sending of His Son was only the beginning of the Father’s eternal work of redemption…Jesus was on a mission…it would be one where He would be the conqueror!!

I hope during this Lenten season you will ponder ways that you can deepen your relationship with Jesus.…I promise you that it will be time well spent with Jesus Christ, the Lord and Savior of all!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

A Love Letter From Jesus To You

My little child, I love you. (John 15:9)
I have called you by your name, you are mine. (Isaiah 43:1)
Before I formed you, I knew you. And before you were born, I consecrated you. (Jeremiah 1:5).
You did not choose me, I chose you. (John15:16).
Beloved, I wish above all things that you prosper and be in good health, even as your soul prospers. (3rd John 2).
Because you are precious to me, and honored, I love you. (Isaiah 43:4).
I have loved you with an everlasting love and I will continue my Constant love. (Jeremiah 31:3).
How can I abandon you? My love for you is too strong. (Hosea 11:8).
I love you so much that I hung on the cross at Calvary. I died for you, and if you believe in Me you will have everlasting life (John 3:16).
Can a woman forget her own baby and not love the child she bore? Yet, even should she forget, I will never forget you. I cannot forget you. See, I have graven you in the palm of my hands. (Isaiah 49:15-16).
For I, the Lord your God, am holding you by the right hand. (Isaiah 41:13).
Do not let your heart be troubled, trust in me. (John 14:1).
I will help you. (Isaiah 41: 14).
When you pass through the deep waters, I will be with you. Your troubles will not overwhelm you. The hard trials that will come will not hurt you. (Isaiah 43:2).
When you walk through the valley of the shadows of death, do not be afraid because I am with you. My rod and my staff will comfort you. I will lead you in the path of righteousness. (Psalms 23).
I will give you peace in the midst of a storm, not as the world giveth. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. (John 14:27)
Peace I give which will pass all understanding and shall keep your heart and mind. (Philippians 4:7).
When you lie down do not be afraid, your sleep shall be sweet (Proverbs 3: 24).
My love for you will keep your dwelling safe (Psalm 4:8).
Beloved my eyes are upon you and I will give you hope, for I am merciful (Psalm 33:18)
You will have access to my grace and rejoice in hope while sharing in the glory of my Father. (Romans 5:2).
I will give you joy and peace. The mountains and hills will sing, and the trees will clap their hands before you. (Isaiah 55:12)
You may have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice and no one will take your joy from you. (John 16:22).
Do not worry (Luke 12:9).
Even the hairs of your head have all been counted, so there is no need to be afraid of anything. (Matthew 10:30).
The mountains may depart and the hills will be shaken but my steadfast love for you will never end. (John 54:10).
Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28).
Come, my love (Solomon 2:10).
Come, I will lead you into solitude and there I will speak tenderly to your heart.
I will be true and faithful. I will show you constant love and make you mine forever. I will keep my promise, and you will really know me then as never before. (Hosea 1:14, 19-20).
I AM WHO I AM (Exodus 3:14).
I am the Lord your God. (Hosea 13:4).
Your Faithful Friend,

Jesus Christ, your Savior