Surprised to Be Loved | Sunday Respite | 40 Gifts of Lent
But me he caught—reached all the way
from sky to sea; he pulled me out
Of that ocean of hate, that enemy chaos,
the void in which I was drowning.
They hit me when I was down,
but God stuck by me.
He stood me up on a wide-open field;
I stood there saved—surprised to be loved!
Psalm 18:16 – 19 (The Message)
Receive This Peace | Sunday Respite | 40 Gifts of Lent
I leave my peace with you.
I give my peace to you.
I do not give it to you as the world does.
Do not let your hearts be troubled.
And do not be afraid.
John 14:27 (NIrV)
Through Christ, we have peace. Through Christ we can be deeply joyful. Through Christ we can have unshakable faith. I want the kind of peace that He gives, not the kind the world gives. I want the kind of joy that he gives, not the world’s joy. I want the kind of faith that can only he can give.