Life Is A Gift

11:46 am Wendy van Eyck 2 Comments

Still, it's what God had in mind all along, to crush him with pain. The plan was that he give himself as an offering for sin so that he'd see life come from it - life, life, and more life. And God's plan will deeply prosper through him. Isaiah 53:10 (MSG)

Sometimes we need to slow down and thank God
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Sometimes I rush through life like it’s a competition where the first person to finish wins.

Other times I hurry through life like there is an emergency that only I can solve.

I’ve been reminded lately that life is a gift.

It’s a gift on the easy, happy, blue-sky days and it’s a gift on the days when it’s hard, depressing and cloudy.

It’s easy on the days when life isn’t wrapped up prettily to forget that life is a gift.

It’s easy to forget that Jesus hung on a cross to give us life, life and more life.

So much harder to remember that he didn’t have to do it, that he didn’t have to die so that he could live with us forever.

Jesus chose to give us life.

He chose to wrap his arms around our sin so that we could unwrap the life he has for us. 

Because no matter whether our lives are filled with good or bad things, no matter if we’re good or bad, Jesus still died to give us the gift of life, and not only life in the here and now, but life forever.

And sometimes we need to slow down, to breathe, to just be still and thank him for the life he has given us.

No matter what circumstances you find yourself in. Your life is a gift. (<-- Click here to tweet this)

Be still. Breathe in. Breathe out. Look around you and thank Jesus for giving you a gift that cost him everything but gave you eternity.

When was the last time you thanked Jesus for the gift of life? Why not take a moment to just sit with him and thank him for all that he has given you.

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