Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter! (Amazing Love, Lou Fellingham)

Well, we woke up this Easter morning to a beautiful sight! In some parts of the world people have to be content with daffodils and tulips, little girls in sun dresses, or maybe backyard barbeque...Well, not us! We have a real snow storm.

Of course, this brings a certain verse to mind...don't you think?

Come now, let us reason together, says the LORD:though your sins are like scarlet,
they shall be as white as snow;
though they are red like crimson,
they shall become like wool. (Isaiah 1:18)

If we are willing and obedient we will eat the good of the land (Isaiah 1:19)! God saw his people suffering, covered with sores, pathetic but still going through the motions of bringing sacrifices and obeying the law. He was not happy! He invites his people to come reason with him, in the whole book of Isaiah he goes back and forth between the Old Covenant and the coming New, showing the curse and pain that come through the Old, showing the glorious freedom and goodness that will come through the New. Let God reason with you! He will show you how much better is his New Way, Jesus! Then you will be willing and obedient, the obedience of faith in his Son, the kind of faith that turns joyfully away from the law, repenting of dead works to trust in Jesus' finished work. And together we will learn to live in the good of all he has accomplished for us.

Anyway, here's a song I found by one of my all-time favorite singers in the world, Amazing Love.


Dan Bowen said...

Awww she is my favourite singer and worship leader too!! Well one of my favourites along with Kate Simmonds! A voice of an angel ... and such, such awesome truth!!! Happy Easter to you too!!!!!

Joel B. said...

Last Sunday (Apr 5) was our last snow of the season (hopefully), and it was all gone within two days. It's pretty, but I hope you don't have to put up with it for too long. It's spring already!!! :)