Our Hearts Still Burn

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I’ve already told you of my love for spring and how it shows me, again and again, that death can’t hold us down. Spring will always, always come—though not always in the way or timeframe we wish.

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As we approach Good Friday and Easter, I want my heart to be even more mindful of the magnitude of the acts we celebrate. It’s just not that we believe in what Christ has done—it’s that we believe it is sufficient. It’s all we need. It is all-satisfying.

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Jason and I attended The Gospel Coalition 2017 in Indianapolis last week. I don’t even have words for all I experienced. It was transformational.

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One thing that has ministered to me this past week is a song we sang a number of times during the three days we were there. Beautiful, artfully written, and oh-so-appropriate as we approach the most scandalous and glorious days in history.

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As the flowers and trees unfurl, as the spectacular beauty of God’s redemptive plan for His people unfurls, may we allow God’s word to unfurl our hearts, making them open to the breath of God which will blow to every tongue, tribe, people, and nation.

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May our hearts still burn with fire as his Word speaks to us today

Faded hope and grim despair on the day of the murdered king
Foolish minds and unbelief could not grasp what the prophets sing:
Did not Jesus have to suffer, enter glory through agony?
When the King unpacked his Word:
Their hearts leapt and their eyes could see.
Everything the Scriptures say in the Prophets, the Law, the Psalms,
The Messiah had to suffer, had to rise on the first Lord’s Day;
We proclaim to every land true forgiveness in Jesus’ name.
We were deaf but now we hear

Scripture’s voice both in type and word.
Unbelief that had us chained has become in our eyes absurd.
Did our hearts not burn within us as he spoke with us on the way
And our hearts still burn with fire as his Word speaks to us today.
Did our hearts not burn within us as he spoke with us on the way
And our hearts still burn with fire as his Word speaks to us today.

 

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