TODAY #3–Winter cannot win!

And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.– Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.–For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God.

But for you who fear my name, the sun of righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings. You shall go out leaping like calves from the stall.–For through the Spirit, by faith, we ourselves eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness.–And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.–Just as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the man of heaven!

Phil.1:6; Phil.2:12,13; Romans 8:19; Mal.4:2; Gal.5:5; I Jn.3:3; I Cor.15:49
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Tromping through snow and slush, slipping, sometimes falling, we make our way through a fallen world to the Eternal City.  Created in Christ Jesus for good things, yet bearing in our bodies remnants of the old, we are liable to lapse into sin and fall away from the living God.  But His indomitable Spirit within woos and works to fit us for glory.  Our new nature is like a bulb that’s been planted in fall.  The sun will shine, the bloom will spring forth.  Because Christ Himself has risen conquering death, winter cannot win! –LS

Christ is Risen!

Let no one caught in sin remain
Inside the lie of inward shame…

Christ is risen from the dead
Trampling over death by death
Come awake, come awake!
Come and rise up from the grave!

–Matt Maher

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