Here is something I’m sort of ashamed to admit – I don’t think I’ve ever fully appreciated Easter. I feel its impact on Easter Sunday, but almost never any days before or after. I decided to change that this year. The reason behind Easter is the most significant event in human history. So this year I’m challenging myself to to devote my personal bible studies for the next 9 days to focusing on the impact of the resurrection and the eternal hope it gives us. I’m also going to challenge myself to not lose the “Easter high” that I get every year (similar to the “camp high” a lot of us felt at church camp each year.)
Do you want to do this with me? If so, let me know!
(Seriously let me know!) Below are some verses to get us started.
What’s everyone up to this weekend? We’ve got a baby shower for some our favorite people this weekend!
Thank you so much for reading! Have a GREAT weekend!
P.S. I’m sharing some goofy, but perfect photos from a little hiking adventure we had in Asheville last month. Enjoy!
“No, the Lord’s delight is in those who fear him, those who put their hope in his unfailing love.”
“Having hope will give you courage. You will be protected and will rest in safety. You will lie down unafraid, and many will look to you for help.”
“We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love. When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners.”
“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.”
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”
“I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.”
“You are my refuge and my shield; your word is my source of hope.”
1 Corinthians 13:13
“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”
“So be strong and courageous, all you who put your hope in the Lord!”
1 Peter 1:3
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.”
– Caitlin –