Two weeks and a father’s love

I love this picture I snapped today after church. It illustrates a father’s love. There are two weeks left until Easter and I’m not ready! I know Lent is 40 days and I’m a planner yet I feel like I’m not ready. Lent is kinda like being pregnant. You are very mindful of everything and praying without ceasing. Praying over ever forgotten sin and praising Jesus for everything thankful that God doesn’t hold your sins against you or your unborn child. During lent I’m reminded of all of my sins and the price Jesus paid for me. This lent I’ve been obsessed with a new song that emotionally touches me. Its not a typical lenten scripture but It’s based on the parable of the Lost Sheep in the gospel lessons (Matthew 18:12-14; Luke 15:3-7). But what’s radical is that it reminds me of how much God Loves me in-spite of my sins. I’ve never been so thankful for this journey where God continues to lavish me with love that frankly I don’t deserve. And that’s the point of lent. The mindful time of searching, studying, praying just as Jesus did in garden of Gethsemane.

So here is my latest favorite reminder of God’s overwhelming reckless love: 💗Reckless Love

Cory Asbury

Before I spoke a word, You were singing over me

You have been so, so good to me

Before I took a breath, You breathed Your life in me

You have been so, so kind to me

Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God

Oh, it chases me down, fights ’til I’m found, leaves the ninety-nine

I couldn’t earn it, and I don’t deserve it, still, You give Yourself away

Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God, yeah

When I was Your foe, still Your love fought for me

You have been so, so good to me

When I felt no worth, You paid it all for me

You have been so, so kind to me

And oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God

Oh, it chases me down, fights ’til I’m found, leaves the ninety-nine

And I couldn’t earn it, and I don’t deserve it, still, You give Yourself away

Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God, yeah

There’s no shadow You won’t light up

Mountain You won’t climb up

Coming after me

There’s no wall You won’t kick down

Lie You won’t tear down

Coming after me

There’s no shadow You won’t light up

Mountain You won’t climb up

Coming after me

There’s no wall You won’t kick down

Lie You won’t tear down

Coming after me

There’s no shadow You won’t light up

Mountain You won’t climb up

Coming after me

There’s no wall You won’t kick down

Lie You won’t tear down

Coming after me

There’s no shadow You won’t light up

Mountain You won’t climb up

Coming after me

There’s no wall You won’t kick down

Lie You won’t tear down

Coming after me

Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God

Oh, it chases me down, fights ’til I’m found, leaves the ninety-nine

And I couldn’t earn it, I don’t deserve it, still, You give Yourself away

Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God, yeah

So how will you live differently knowing that God Loves you and He will leave everyone to find you no matter where you are?

💗,

Julie

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