“It’s like, it doesn’t honor God to pretend like everything is OK. That’s the beauty of Jesus that so many people miss. The beauty is that he died on the cross for our sins, but also that he existed the way we exist. He understands what it’s like to lose a friend. He’s not unfamiliar with those emotions. He’s not unfamiliar with the difficulty of human life. To me that’s what makes Jesus as God beautiful. He totally understands. He went out of his way to prove to us that he understands our situation. So when he has something to say, it’s not coming from this high and lofty standpoint. It’s coming from this person who understands intricately the perils of human existence.”
— John Mark McMillan
Never grow tired of the cross; that is the place that a God came down to show you that you are loved, more than anyone else can ever possibly love you.T.B. LaBerge (via yesdarlingido)
But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed.Isaiah 53:5 ESV (via godmoves)
Has anybody ever actually gotten salmonella from eating raw cookie dough or are people just trying to stop me from living my life
At this moment in time I’m preparing my talk about UNVEILED for tomorrow and earlier today my life and dreams took two steps forward. Great things happen when the Lord closes doors to open others. *freedom* He whispers. *freedom* to chase your dreams. *freedom* to breathe in more Jesus. *freedom* to sing and speak and act and laugh and cry. *freedom* to discover yourself over and over and appreciate every quirk and curve. *FREEDOM* to remember, you’re not in control. Thank you Lord.