Saturday, March 26, 2016

Love's Power Over Death

"You have no power over me!"

~Sarah, quote from the movie Labyrinth (1986)~


While reflecting on the Adoration Vigil for Holy Thursday night my twin heart sent me, I was brought back to that powerful scene between Jesus and Satan in the garden of Gethsemane

The Lord accepted everything that the Father has laid out for Him. 

How different it is for us once trials besiege us. Our eyes are immediately blinded by the 'deceiver' and we choose the easier road ~ flight... fleeting desires... comfort... security... self preservation.

This season, the Lord invites us to fix our gaze on the cross and contemplate not on what He has given up but what God has given us back...

~ Unfathomable Love, Eternity with the Father...
Infinite Mercy, Hope,
Life given for others.
There was a time when social networking came next to breathing and praying. But at one point after taking in (fiends disguised as) 'friends,' salt lost its taste ~ their masks and lies were exposed and I retreated ~ hitting delete.

The Lord won the battle for me. He made me see that experience as a lesson in humility rather than defeat. He filtered what was real from what was not. His momentary silence felt like death but He has restored me back to life. 

I am forever grateful for Your love!


The deceiver has no power over me

"[for] Love is more powerful than death."

~Song of Songs 8:6~


  1. Happy Easter, dear Melissa, and thank your for this offering today and for your lovely card! Sending you blessings and love!

    1. Let us thank the Lord, Martha. Let us thank Him for He fulfills His promises. Let us thank Him for His great love and mercy.
      *I am truly grateful for faithful friends like you ~ prayer is our link in my absence.

  2. "contemplate not on what He has given up but what He [God] has given us..." Reflecting with you Melissa... it is true,Paschal Mystery is about God's unfathomable love for us. Mercy is not mercy if it is deserved. Yes, we should see in everything what God has given us... His Love in the flesh... In Jesus, the perfect offering for Love. Blessed Easter+

    1. A blessed Easter Daniel!

      "contemplate not on what He has given up but what He has given us..." ~removing our projections of ourselves on Jesus...He gives without asking for anything in return. He gave us and continually gives us mercy ~ which as you wrote, is undeserved. That's what makes it more valuable.
      Merci beaucoup for your reflections. Always in God's love+