All Things New

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This weekend blows my mind. It's one of the least explainable things in human history, yet without it, all we would know is death. But because of a Savior who came, and died, and rose again, we have hope. Indeed, He is making all things new. Rather than trying to put my thoughts into words, I want to share with you some beautiful things I've found this week. As you prepare for this weekend, I hope you'll take a few minutes to read them.

Hosanna! - Andrew Peterson

“Hosanna” is an old Hebrew word that means “Save us, now!”, which the Jews employed while they waved their palm branches and welcomed the Messiah into Jerusalem for the last time. Only in God’s Kingdom is a cry for help equal to a shout of praise. Read more...

(Also at that link, you can download Andrew's song Hosanna and a series of beautiful Resurrection meditations from him.)

Peter's Dilemma - Julie Silander

“And the Lord turned and looked at Peter.” The image sends chills up my spine. I can only imagine what that look felt like to Peter. He loved this teacher, the One for whom he had left his peaceful life as a fisherman. Only hours earlier, Peter had boldly sliced off the ear of a Roman soldier... Read more...

A Plant that Whispers Hope - Al Andrews

In late February, I took a walk in the wooded area behind our home. I went to check on the daffodils whose buds started peeking out due to the unseasonably warm winter. I’m not really sure why I checked on them... Read more...

Easter Week in Real Time - Russ Ramsey 

In John 10, Jesus said, “No one takes my life from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I alone have the authority to lay it down, and the authority to take it up again, and this charge I received from my Father.” This is a statement worth testing. Read more...

I hope you have a wonderful weekend remembering the life, death, and resurrection of the Savior and the hope He brings. Happy Easter.