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March 5th, 2014
Sarah Griger
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“For our sake, he made him to be sin who did not know sin, so that we might become the righteousness of God in him” (2 Corinthians 5:21).  This verse reminds me once again of the sacrifice of Jesus; as we enter into this Lenten season, I think it is vital for us to reflect on how gracious and good our God is to have His perfect Lamb slaughtered for us.  For us.  It is so easy to get caught up in the idea of Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross that we often forget to reflect on how powerful it is.  I ask you to take a moment and think of just how special you are that the God of the Heavens and the earth cared so deeply for you to give up His “only begotten son” and that Jesus loved you so much to be willing to take your sins as His own.  Stop.  Think.  Feel love.

As Christians, we have such powerful love within us; love that can bring the dead to life and wipe away all sins.  So, today, I have a challenge for you.  For the next few weeks, as you make your Lenten sacrifices and give something up, consider also adding something in its place: great, powerful love.  Go out and show people God’s love whether that’s through spending time with an old friend, listening to someone who needs to be heard, leaving an anonymous gift for someone with less than you, or spreading joy.  Get out into the world and show just how much God’s powerful, intense, immense love has changed you; cause people to see you and know God’s love and glorify Him.  If we all did that, think of what a difference it would make in our world.  1 John 4:19 says, “We love because he first loved us.”  Let’s get out there and love!  Jesus died for you and for me; rejoice in that and share that joy with the world.  Let’s make this Lenten season a powerful one.  Get going; love! 

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