Read John 3:16-21
Thanksgiving for the Hope and Promise of Heaven
For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son,
so that everyone who believes in him may not perish
but may have eternal life.
In today’s text, we hear that God loves each of us, and offers eternal life to all. As we journey toward Easter, we hold onto this hope and look forward to the resurrection. In Matthew 28, the women find the tomb empty. An Angel appears to them, and tells them, “Fear not!”
I believe that we believe in miracles because of hope, faith, and trust in God, in prayers, and in grace. Every day and every moment is a miracle. These miracles can also be called blessings.
For example, many people survive dangerous auto accidents, diseases or illnesses because of miracles. Those soldiers who come home alive after terrible experiences—they are miracles. My husband was one of those during World War II. He was on the Bataan Death March, and also on a ship named the Shinyo Maru. Out of 750 men on board when the ship was torpedoed, he was one of only 82 that survived.
Jesus’ birth, death, and resurrection are all miracles. The whole Bible is full of miracles. The world around us is full of miracles, too.
Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for these days of miracles, and for all the ways that you help us to grow in love and faith. Amen.