Saturday, April 23, 2011

He doesn't give up on YOU!

You paid my ransom
You chose to suffer
Love I cannot deny
Sure as the morning light
Jesus, my Redeemer
Now I am not ashamed
To You be the highest praise
Jesus, my Redeemer

"Barbara's difficult home life had left her afraid and insecure. While the other children talked, she sat. While the others sang, she was silent. While the others giggled, she was quiet. Always present. Always listening. Always speechless.

Until the day Joy gave a class on Heaven. Joy talked about seeing God. She talked about tearless eyes & deathless lives.

Barbara listened with hunger. Then she raised her hand & said....Is Heaven for girls like me?...

I would have given a thousand sunset to have seen Jesus' face
as this tiny prayer reached his throne.

An earnest prayer that a good God in heaven would remember a forgotten soul on earth.

A prayer that God's grace would seep into the cracks and cover one the church let slip through. A prayer to take a life that no once else can use and use it as no one else can.

A prayer to do what God does best: take the common and make it spectacular......

To take three spikes and a wooden beam and make them the hope of humanity.

God would give up His only son before He gives up on You."

~~~~ from Max Lucado's Six Hours One Friday

my friends, i pray this Easter fills you with the hope of sweet Jesus,
who paid the price for our sin and gives you new life!!

He is Risen!!


Renee said...

He Is risen Indeed!!!! Thanks for this reminder. It has been a really long week and somewhere in that long week, I have forgotten Easter. Thank you for helping me remember that He died for us but more importantly... He rose from the grave and He deserves all our praise. We serve a God who is alive!!!! Happy Happy Easter to you and yours, Ms. Paige!!!

Hoots Momma said...

He is risen indeed! What hope for the future and peace for today for girls like me and Barbara!

Kelli said...

The Ultimate Gift. May you absorb that gift today and everyday. Thank you for sharing His love.

Mimi said...

He is risen indeed! Happy Easter to you and your family!

Tammy said...

Wishing you and your precious family and wonderful Easter.
Tammy :-)

A Thrifted Market said...

He has risen indeed! Praise him forever! Have a wonderful Resurrection Sunday!

Bringing Pretty Back said...

AMEN! Happy Easter!!
Have a pretty day!

Iphigenia said...

Alithos Anesti

CHH said...

Dear Paige,
My husband loves reading Max Lucado's books. Baby girl just colored her first eggs with Daddy.
Blessing to you and your family.
Happy Easter!

Anne Marie... said...

Hi sweetie!! Just a quick note to wish you many blessings and a wonderful day with your family and the Lord!!

Happy Easter!!!!!

Christina said...

He has risen! Glory be.
Happy Easter, my dear friend.

3 Peanuts said...

Happy Easter, Paige:)

Jessica said...

Indeed! Amazing and beautiful. A wonderful Easter to you and your beautiful family!!!

Susanne said...

He is risen indeed !!! My most favorite day of the year , most special . Hope yours was a blessed one . In Christ , Suzanne

Alecia said...

Love me some Max Lucado...thanks for sharing.

Tiffini said...

oh Heaven for girls like me?
this is painfully heart needed this today..