Dear Ones,
This Easter devotion is early since I don’t send out devotionals on Sundays. Tomorrow we hope to be on the road at 6:30 a.m. to go to Hackensack and visit a friend before going to Leif’s church for Easter breakfast and service and then on to the lake for dinner. May your Easter be a time of blessings and much joy for He is risen!!
Devotions from Judy’s heart
  A blessed Easter to you! As we celebrate this special holy day let us be reminded of Jesus’ sacrificial death for us and that He is our hope and the One who gives us new life and victory. Today I would like to share a prayer by Debbie McDaniel and may it be our prayer as well.
“Dear God,
  Thank you that you make all things new. Thank you for the Victory and Power in your Name.          Thank you that you hold the keys over death, and that by your might, Christ was raised from the grave, paving the way for us to live free. Thank you that you had a plan, thank you that you made a way.
  We praise you for your great strength, we praise you for your lavish love. We praise you for you are Conqueror, Victor, Redeemer, and Friend. We praise you that you alone are our Deliverer, you are Worthy, you are our everlasting Father our great and awesome God.
  We confess our need for you. We ask that you would renew our hearts, minds, and lives, for the days ahead. We pray for your spirit of refreshing to fill us again. Keep your words of truth planted firmly within us, help us to keep focused on what is pure and right, give us the power to be obedient to your word. And when the enemy reminds us of where we have been, whispering his lies and hurling attacks our way, may he be reminded again of his future. For we have a future and a hope in you. We’ve been set free, redeemed, the old has lost its grip, the new has come.
   Shine your light in us, through us, over us. May we make a difference in this world, for your glory and purposes. Set your way before us. May all your plans succeed. May we reflect your peace and hope to a world that so desperately needs your presence and healing.
  Thanks be to you, God, for your indescribable gift!
  To you be glory and honor, on this Resurrection Day, and forever.
 In Jesus’ name, Amen.”
   As Debbie said, “His power could not be contained in a grave. His love could not be conquered by death, His truth could never be buried and forgotten. Jesus rose again. He is victorious!”
Blessings to you at this Easter time and prayers and love, Judy