Midweek Mesage 3-22-2018

This week as I write this message I am aware of how the rain and sunshine has caused our earth to be renewed.  Spring time is a blessing from God.  It is also the time of year we celebrate the sacrifice Jesus made for us.  Many years ago about this time, Jesus tells his disciples it is time to make their way to Jerusalem.  He tells them in a little while they will see Him no more because He is gong to the Father.  Jesus is on a mission for God.  His mission is to die on the cross in their place and in our place.  God had a plan to give us real and abundant life here and now when our death comes God promised that we would live forever with Him. Jesus told his friend Martha and He tells us in John 11;25, “I am the resurrection and the life.   He who believes in me will live, even though he dies.  And whoever lives and believes in me will never die.  Martha, Do you believe this?  She answers, “Yes Lord, I believe you are the Christ, the Son of God.  He asks us the same question, “Do you believe I came to die for you so that you could live?  I hope we can say like Martha, “Yes Lord I believe.”  Come Sunday and we’ll look at the last week of Jesus’ life before the Cross and look forward to Easter Sunday as we celebrate the day Jesus rose from the grave.  Like Spring renews the earth, God wants to renew our lives through His Son, Jesus.  God bless you all and “Keep Spurring”.  Louis