Set Free By Love, original watercolor, Marcia Carole

I have cancer. I am terminal. (Yes, I know everyone is.) So, Easter is my favorite celebration in my walk with Jesus. He died for the punishment of my sins, wrongs, darknesses of heart. Of, course He died for yours, too! What better news could we ever receive?

However, He did not stay dead. Rather He conquered death, and came alive again. Beauty out of brokenness. He showed me He has power over both sin and death. Even my upcoming death. So, I am confident I'll live with Him in Heaven one day, and He will bring beauty out of my brokenness.

Then, He went further! He gave me His righteousness in exchange for my wrecked heart. You, too. We just need to come, admit our sin, ask Jesus to be our savior, shepherd King, and He gives each of us this exchange. We don't show up in Heaven without perfection, and Jesus gives us His. Amazing Grace. Amazing Love. WOW! I pray you take this gift today.

This might be a good time to mention I am moving my "base" to Colorado Springs soon. I am looking forward to spending more time with family, new friendships and attending a church that allows artists to flourish and minister in their gifting. It's an exciting time, and I look forward to all God will be doing. I'll keep on with this blog, doing workshops in the US and abroad, and hopefully paint some more personal work before my own home-going. 

A blessed Easter everyone! 
"But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." -Romans 5:8