Far Outweighs Them All

At church on Sunday, I sensed something in our youngest daughter. We are her Sunday school leaders every other week, so we got to see the Palm Sunday skit. It involved the versions of the donkey Jesus rode in on, a friend of Jesus, Pilate, and a little boy leading up to the crucifixion. Our children’s director spoke in between. The actors made us laugh as well as think. It was perfect for the Kindergarten through second grade (and us leaders)!

My little Kaitlyn has been saying for a while now that she believes in Jesus and wants to be baptized. She has never been easy to figure out or to know where she is. (Love her mind and spirit!) That afternoon, I had a talk with her and we prayed. She asked Jesus into her heart and I took this picture.

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When she was a baby, we had her dedicated on stage at church. We said we would raise her in a Christian home and the congregation prayed for us. Our church gave us a letter and a Bible to give her on the day she accepts Jesus. It was so cool to watch her open a letter that has been sealed for 7 years!

After I left Kaitlyn’s room, I opened my Bible to 2 Corinthians 4 and 5. These are wonderful chapters to read Easter week (that is also the first week of Spring.) “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” (4:16-18)

These verses sum up perfectly the importance of giving our hearts to Christ. This world stinks. We are all broken and don’t live right. Our bodies get sick or wear down. None of us is here forever, and who would want that? People let us down and break our hearts. Bad things happen here.

But Jesus.

When He is in our hearts, all those heartaches fade away. No, they don’t go away completely here on earth, but they aren’t our focus anymore. They aren’t all we have to look forward to.

All these things around us are visible, but they are temporary. Like vapor, they will vanish. But heaven is eternal. Forever. Nothing can take that away from us. There is no pain or struggle stronger than Jesus. With Him, we can get through anything.

If there is anything you need prayer for, please let me know so I can pray with and for you. Right now, I pray you have Jesus in your heart because He takes your brokenness and makes you whole.

Have a glorious Easter week!

 

Linking with Holley Gerth

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8 thoughts on “Far Outweighs Them All

  1. Sarah, I’m so happy for you and your daughter (she sounds a lot like my little one when it comes to knowing where she is). What a wonderful way to celebrate the week before Easter! And thank you for including the verses from 2 Corinthians 4 … I needed that reminder today. 🙂

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