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Have you ever tried to describe a loved one to someone who has never met that person?
If you have, you know how hard it is to convey all the nuances of what makes your loved one so special.
Two-dimensional words fail to fully describe your three-dimensional experience of your beloved. How do you paint how a person makes you feel, laugh, and inspire you to be a better person?
Plus, it is your unique experience with that individual.
All this to say that I am struggling to express what I have experienced with Jesus as I have tried to accompany Him to the cross, and on the cross through prayer and Scripture meditation these past 6 weeks.
I have shared snippets with you through all the posts categorized as "Lent 2012."
Before I write, I pray and listen for His leading. It is an organic process.
He tenderly weaves His story in with mine. He comes for the little girl who desperately longed to be loved.
I do not plan ahead each post's theme, but surprisingly, upon reflection, there is a common thread.
My first post was about listening to His voice of love. My most recent post was about a deepening experience of His love for me.
As He hung there naked, bruised, bloody, and in agony on a wooden cross, He proclaimed: GOD LOVES US despite our sin and He will die to save us from sin's power.
It was love not nails that held Him on that cross.
My Lenten posts were an attempt to show how special Jesus is because of His love for me/all of humanity. As the second Adam, he modeled for us what it looks like to be truly human/loving.
Are you open to His love for you? What has Christ been showing you lately?
How have you experienced His love in your life?
For my regular subscribers, I will not be participating in Five Minute Fridays this week. Praying that you have a blessed Holy Week and Easter.
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Linking up with 3 God-graced and encouraging sisters today: Jennifer of Getting Down with Jesus, Jen of Finding Heaven, and K.D. of Painting Prose meme (her blog is Journey to Epiphany)
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