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THE GRAPEVINE

 

 

 

APRIL, 2018

Rev’s Reflection

   IT IS HERE!  The time in which we have been preparing for, the time in which we have been reflecting, the time for which our hearts, mind, and soul have been thirsty.

Hallelujah!! Hallelujah!! He is Risen!!

   In this time of Easter we are called to remember the ultimate lesson for us is that nothing is more powerful than the love God has for the world.  This entire Lent, in which we have been working on reflecting on about ourselves, we have been or trying to do it with the Love of Christ as our focus.  We wonder what we have we done or are going to do to deserve this action, and it always comes back to the fact that we donít merit it.   But with God's love and grace we receive it anyway.

   One of my favorite quotes is from C.S. Lewis.  It is a quote on which I ponder my life every morning and night.  He says, "The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us." 

    In this time as we scream with glee the Hallelujahs, I want you to ponder on your own life and count all the places in which you receive God's love for you.  And in this time of Easter, I want you to see and know that it is with God's love we celebrate.  It is God's love that brings us salvation. It is through Christ's love we see the path.  It is Christ's love that brings us the cross.  It is the love of Christ which brings us the Resurrection.  It is our love for Christ that makes us pick up our cross!

   See the love in the actions of Holy Week and Easter, but also open your eyes and see the love around you now!  Jesus said you would never be left alone and you would be given the Holy Spirit to guide you and show you the love of God! The greatest of these is Love for God!

 

In Love,

Rev. Cody

 

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