I was looking back at photographs on my iPhone taken in the last six months. Some photos capture the beauty and colors of the sky and sea from where I live on Strangford Lough in Ireland. The beauty all around me revives my body and soul. I am being restored.
The heavens declare the Glory of God.
The skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Day after day they pour forth speech,
Night after night they reveal knowledge. Psalm 19 v 1
I am happy to enjoy the changes in the heavens all around, knowing the Creator holds me in his arms.
Tonight the time changes in Ireland. The clocks move forward one hour. It is Eastertime 2016. I am thankful to God to be alive, six years on from being diagnosed with fourth stage colon cancer.
This Easter weekend we celebrate a world changing event that happened about 2000 years ago. Jesus died a cruel death and was buried in the grave. But he didn’t stay there. He arose from the grave. He now lives at the Father’s right hand interceding for us.
By his death he conquered the power of sin and death, and power of the devil over mankind and made a way for us to go to heaven. He is the way, the truth and the life.
I know the power of his death on the cross. Isaiah 53 says “By his stripes we are healed.” I received my healing six years ago.
Are you weighed down by misfortune, misery and ill health? Look up. Ask the Creator of the universe for help. His son Jesus paid for your freedom from oppression and sickness by the shedding of his Blood. Have faith in God.