Spring is a time of new life – when the grass grows green again, flowers spring up, birds can once again be heard singing in the trees, and the whole world wakes up from the frozen slumber of winter. Nature comes to life all around us, reflecting the life that is ours in Christ!
God is not the one responsible for darkness and death. Depression, anxiety, fear, shame, guilt, condemnation, sickness, disease – none of this is from Him! It is NOT his desire for you to live with these things! As a matter of fact, do you know why He sent Jesus? So that you could have life – life more abundantly and fully than you’ve ever experienced before (John 10:10)! He came so that you could experience healing, peace, joy, hope, love, forgiveness, and so much more than you could ever imagine!
Do you know what the wrong things we’ve done deserve? Death (Romans 6:23). Jesus took for us this death that we deserved when He gave His life at the cross. Now, if we believe in Him, everlasting life is ours (Jn 3:16)!
Jesus is The Life (Jn 14:6) – the source of true life – and He wants to give life to us! He wants us to experience the kind of life that only He can give – a life filled with hope, meaning, purpose, relationship with God, brimming over with joy and peace. This is what He wants to give you, and it can only be found in Him. Will you receive the abundant, overflowing, overwhelming life that He is offering to you?
My name is Emily Hockenhull. I started Called and Created as a way to share the good news of the gospel of God's grace with others. Come join me on the journey!