“What a God we have! And how fortunate we are to have him, this Father of our Master Jesus! Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we’ve been given a brand-new life and have everything to live for, including a future in heaven—and the future starts now! God is keeping careful watch over us and the future. The Day is coming when you’ll have it all—life healed and whole.”
1 Peter 1:3-5 MSG
You may think it’s done, it’s over there is no longer a chance. How can that be… Death could not hold Him
back… Yes I speak of Jesus whom you serve and long to please. This means why in the world would you think it’s done, it’s over or there is no longer a chance.
Jesus has marked you for Good it’s permanent it won’t ever fade away, His crucification says it all what more can we ask for.
Today as I sat in Easter Sunday service I witnessed before my eyes a drama that my oldest daughter Jocelyn was gifted to write and put to display. As I witness Jesus carrying His cross and the Roman soldiers beating Him to death I could not hold back the flood of tears that would run down my face. It’s been almost a year that I decided I would take sometime for myself to rethink and put things into perspective. I was drained, I was beat, I was feeling defeated.
I had to pull myself together this morning as God was truly pressing into my heart His God given purpose for my life and the love and passion I long for the souls to come to encounter Him the way I have truly encountered Him. I knew at that moment what was yet again for me to do. As I prepared my message to share with families that I was going to be breaking bread with this Sunday afternoon I could hear Jesus say the Harvest is ready. You have sowed with your tears and not one tear has been overlooked.
As I read the blog of my sister in Christ at this time I come to the remembrance on one person that truly marked my life forever. My late brother in Christ Pastor Tony Mendez who now is in that place of continuous worship with our Father in Heaven. Tony would say “Live the Resurrected Life” to think today 4.2.18 is one year that you where taken to be with our Father just blows my mind. We know you know the mark you have left in many. Man I really do miss you, your way of showing others compares to no other. We know your proud for we have remained in the race. Some of us took sometime to pull things together, some just kept going knowing that what they are called to do keeps them strong. No matter what turn we took we still remained with and in faith knowing that His plans will remain. You will never be forgotten brother. We will meet again.
It’s time… the enemy has been defeated, I live the resurrected life. I can’t wait to see what God will do in the next season. Death could not hold Him back, the tomb is empty, He is Risen and so am I right along His side. This time in His strength, In His Power.
Keep us in prayer as we have thrown in the oars to set sail, Jesus is in this boat and we will see miracles, signs and wonders. Lives transformed by us sharing what it is to Love God. We fully get it “Loving God, Truly looks Like Loving People.”
It’s in His Resurrected Power!
Pastor Janelle Adorno
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