4/11/09

Extravagant Easter Love!


Mostly what God does is love you.

Keep company with Him and learn a life of love.

Observe how Christ loved us.

His love was not cautious but extravagant.

He didn’t love in order to get something from us, but to give everything of Himself to us.

Love like that
. (Eph 5, The Message)
 
I’m thankful for this extravagant love.  It’s because of Easter and the resurrection of Christ, that I have been able to experience a love like this.  

And through this love, I can reach out and give of myself to others.

I can take this love and let all expectations die.  In order to give, I don’t have to always look for something in return.  

This means when I have guests in to my home, I need to let the ideas “they haven’t had us over,” or, “it’s their turn,” go. 

I’m supposed to love like that.

And not just on Easter, but every day.

May you and your family experience this extravagant love this Easter season!

(Front yard tulips - vibrant in color and perfect for our Easter Celebration!)

(Easter 1967 with my sisters. Our mom filled our baskets (cowboy hats) with eggs and candy. I'm the youngest!)

15 comments:

Jillian, Inc said...

Happy Easter to you and your family! (and love the cowboy hat basket idea!)

Laura said...

What beautiful words Sandy. You would be so proud of the dinner I'm making for tomorrow, especially the inexpensive table decorations my daughter and I made. Hope to post about it on Monday.

Happy Easter to you also!

Blessings,
Laura

Farmgirl Cyn said...

A MOST blessed Resurrection morning to you! His love is amazing!

ellen b. said...

L-O-V-E that black and white!!
Here's the Easter greeting phonetically in Russian and in Russian :0)
Christos Voskress! Voistina Voskress!

Христос Воскрес!

Воистину воскрес!

Happy Easter, He is risen indeed!

~nanashouse~ said...

I love how you are standing a bit in front of your sisters. A born leader at a tender age!

~j~ said...

I love,love,love this photo Sandy.
Easter Love and blessings to you always. HE is RISEN indeed!
xo
love j

OKGardners said...

You are so right. He gave HIS all and we should take that as our task to serve others, expecting nothing in return.

Love your TULIPS and the cute little GIRLS in cowboy hats. I am the baby of my family, too.

GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY on this beautiful EASTER DAY.

Betty in Oklahoma
PS: Still eating my Barney Butter!

Kim said...

Happy Easter Sandy! Thanks for sharing about Christ's love for us!!

Julie Gillies said...

What a beautiful post, Sandy. I love the Message Bible and adore how Jesus loves us extravagantly.

Oh, and you are a rootin-tootin cute little cowgirl! :)

Happy Easter!

Julie said...

Beautiful picture...beautiful words.

I wrote about His love today too.... The story of love is poured into us. It's His story...

Hope your day was blessed!

Miss G said...

Happy Easter, Sandy! What a neat picture of you and your sisters! Kelly

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Amen!! (and love that picture!!)


m ^..^

Pearl Maple said...

Diggin those hats!
Think i had a few of those photo opps along the years.

Thanks for all the inspiration you share on your blog. Have been following your link from the Beach Cottage and always enjoy your ideas.

An Adventurer in the World said...

I love the reminder that Christ loved EXTRAVAGANTLY. : )

Would say your mother was a bit extravagant herself with those hats! : ))) Did you like them and wear them to church?

deb

Ms. Tee said...

Happy (late) Easter to you and your family!