This weekend marks an anniversary for my husband and me. It was 16 years ago that my hubby met my family and was officially introduced as my fiancé. We had become engaged over the phone but now we were face-to-face. It was over this weekend in 1997 that our relationship became real.

This week in church, our Student Ministries message was about Jesus being the Son of God and the Son of Man. His purpose was an eternal one. (See Matthew 26:62-66). Jesus wasn’t supposed to come and be a puppet, only doing what we want or to be a politician, making promises he could not keep. He came to be a part of our lives, to encourage us, to love us, to challenge us, to help us become who God created us to be.

His offer to us is not one of learning His résumé or His stats like a professional baseball player. His offer is to lead us to something more than we could ever ask or imagine (see Ephesians 3:20). He wants to become real to us. He wants to be more in our lives ( see Matthew 16:13-16).

As Palm Sunday and Easter approach, spend some time reading the book of John, chapters 13-21. Ask God to make Jesus real to you.


About gretchenr17

Wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend. Writer, farmer, fellow sojourner... at every turn I learn a bit more about God's wild mercies.
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