Saturday, March 22, 2014
Most of my meditation time is in a corner of my home with a cup of coffee or tea. This painting by Vladimir suggests such a moment and I love the peaceful, thoughtful feeling I get from it.
Each year during the 40 days before Easter, I find a meditation that follows that theme. Last year it was "The Path of His Passion" by Bill Crowder. This year I'm reading a book called "The Carpenter's Cloth ~Christ's journey to the Cross and Beyond." by Sigmund Brouwer.
No one knows Wanda like I do. I know things about me that aren't has the picture painted out loud for people to see. Even though we want to live authentic lives, transparent lives, we are all human and a line from the movie Titanic, spoken by the old Rose, reflecting on her life ~ "A woman holds an ocean of secrets in her heart." That struck me as I know none of us are truly an OPEN BOOK.
But this is what I also know....God knows me better than I know myself, and as I meditate on His passion, His walk to the Cross, His sacrifice for MY SINS....I'm so thankful that we can nail our bad attitudes, our lies, our gossip, our hurts to the Cross, and that they have all been wiped clean by the blood of Jesus Christ. Satan is the accuser, reminding us of our flaws and faults, but praise God we have an advocate that tells Satan...She is mine, she's been washed in the blood, she's forgiven, she is clothed in MY righteousness forever!
"Amazing Love, How can it be? That Thou my God, should die for me."
Join me in praising God for his unspeakable Gift this Easter Season.