Do you believe in Easter?

I heard this story years ago and I’m so glad I found it to share with you. I hope it touches your heart as it does mine. HAPPY EASTER!!

 

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Day 28: A New Adventure

/adˈvenCHər/

Noun
An unusual and exciting, typically hazardous, experience or activity.
Verb
Engage in hazardous and exciting activity, esp. the exploration of unknown territory: “they had adventured into the forest”.
Synonyms
noun. venture
verb. risk – venture – hazard – jeopardize – dare – jeopard

Precisely! And adventure is all of the above. And I am excited by all of what it says, except for perhaps, the HAZARDOUS part.

haz·ard·ous

/ˈhazərdəs/

Adjective
Risky; dangerous.
Synonyms
risky – perilous – dangerous – unsafe – precarious

Adventure can be hazardous? Okay. This does make sense. But why do we risk it? What is it for? Why not just play it safe with our lives and just self-preserve? What thrill could be so worth putting ourselves in harms way?

Has it occurred to anyone that we do this all the time, and often without the sense of adventure that goes along with, ADVENTURE? We can never be so sure if we are in a risky, hazardous situation. After all, this is life. Life is not a promised. It is unscripted. Life is a gift. And it can be taken at any time without much, if any, notice to us. With that in mind, doesn’t it make sense to live life in LIFE! Living versus existing.

May we look to our Creator for the adventures He is calling us to. May my heart and yours be awakened to the adventure in every day life. May we wake up each day with a fresh, new sense of adventure as we head out into this uncertain world laden with risks. May we take a strong grip of the One who can keep us safe through the most hazardous circumstances and be filled with a boldness and courage because He is with us. So exciting!!! Thank you Jesus!

 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go.  When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted.  Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.  Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,  and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”  Matthew 28: 16-20

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