Do You Know Him?

I don’t post much about my faith on my blog, but since it’s Good Friday I thought I’d take the opportunity to share something that’s been on my mind lately. If you’re not interested, just click away. I won’t be offended.

I keep thinking about a verse that many of us have known most our lives.

“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only son, that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16

I’ve said that verse hundreds of times and I’ve celebrated Easter dozens of times. But it’s never hit me the same way before.

I now have a “one and only son.”

He means everything to me.

I just keep thinking, it’s a good thing that the eternal salvation of all mankind wasn’t up to me because if it required giving up my son, sorry world. You would be out of luck.

Could God really love us THAT much? To give His most precious son to die for our sins?

It’s almost too much to comprehend.

“But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8

Thankfully, the story doesn’t end there.

“He is not here, He is risen, just as He said.” Matthew 28:6

“But God raised Him from the dead, freeing Him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep it’s hold on Him.” Acts 2:24

Hallelujah.

This weekend has meaning to me in a profoundly new way this year. When I think about the great sacrifice made so I could know Christ…humbling doesn’t even begin to describe it. What a merciful, gracious God.

Do you know Him?

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  1. Great post. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

  2. Beautiful post Callie. I have never really took the time to reflect what I would do if I was in God’s position…giving up something that I love with every fiber of my being for the salvation of the world. How truly humbling. Thanks for this reflection. Wishing you and yours a very Happy Easter.

  3. I don’t have a son (or any children), but even the thought of the sacrifice God made by giving his Son to die for us is unfathomable. I’m so grateful that He did, though! Have a wonderful Good Friday!

  4. Bernadette

    God Bless you and your family Callie!
    I always try to make my kiddos understand… It’s NOT about the PEEPS!

    xoxo

  5. Loved your post! Have a Happy Easter and God bless!

  6. Jacquelyn

    This being my first Easter with a son, I’m with you. I could not give my son to save the world. We truly are blessed to have the love of the Lord! What an awesome God!

  7. Tameika

    God is love and beyond our understanding. I am so thankful to know him and grow deeper in my relationship with him everyday. Amazing and wonderful and so true!

  8. Amen, Callie!! Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Although I have two girls (and not a son), I can’t imagine giving them up for the world. It absolutely brings an entirely new meaning to Easter. I hope you had a beautiful Easter.

  9. I love this post. Yes, I do know Him and I’m glad about it!

  10. Thankful to know him!
    Great post!

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