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why the resurrection means even more this year…

April 8, 2012

I was raised in a home where we always knew God existed.

When I was 16 I understood that I was a sinner and that Christ had paid the price for my sins on the cross.

After I started having children I understood how important my relationship with my Savior is.

I also really started to thirst for being a woman of God and a helpmeet to my husband.

…then I gave birth to my sixth child and I held her while she died four weeks later.

Now when I look at the cross I not only see the payment of my sins, the gifts of grace and mercy. Now I see more clearly the hope of eternity.

If it were not for the cross and the empty tomb three days later I would not have the hope of reunion with Miranda. If it were not for the resurrection of my Lord I would be lost in the despair of grief.

He provided a way for completion. I accepted it and I await the day He welcomes me home, the day my family will be one together worshiping before the Throne. The day when the trials we face here in life will not even be a memory.

It will not matter because we will be whole again.

Today we celebrate His resurrection, the fulfillment of scripture and the HOPE of what lies before us in eternity.

Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift.” 2 Corinthians 9:15

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Beth Richardson permalink
    April 8, 2012 7:26 PM

    The hope we have in Him is indescribable indeed! Thanks so much for sharing your heart, Lisa. You are a blessing. Love you.

    • April 12, 2012 3:34 PM

      Thanks Beth ❤ It's the love from my friends that helps me stand.

  2. Kathleen permalink
    April 8, 2012 8:58 PM

    Yes, my first daughter passed away when she was 2. Although I never stop missing her, because of our Savior, I have peace. I know that one day we will be reunited, and my daughter’s body will be perfect and she will be free of any discomfort. Isaiah 65:17-25 gives me great comfort, especially these verses:
    And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people: and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying.
    There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his days: for the child shall die an hundred years old. Isaiah 65:19,20

    Happy Day of the Resurrection to you!!

    • April 12, 2012 3:35 PM

      Thank you so much Kathleen. I am so sorry that you too know the pain of losing a precious child. So thankful that while we are in that sisterhood that we share the greater sisterhood as children of the Living God.

  3. Lisa permalink
    April 8, 2012 9:06 PM

    Thinking of you and your family, often!
    Love, Lisa Rae

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