An Outpouring of Love

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What does Easter means to you?

Let me try to explain what Easter means to me.

To me, Easter is the core of me being a Christian. To understand what love is, it is important for me to understand what Easter has done for me. The idea of a God that didn’t need to do anything for us but yet loved us so much that He gave His only son for us on a cross and defeated death and rose again.

Well, this Easter I got to witness what Love is and how it changes people when it catches them off guard. After Easter service, we invited some of YoungLives moms, dads, and babies to come over for lunch and a little Easter egg hunt for the little ones! We just wanted to love on them and give them everything we could to make them happy and experience the love that we once experienced. The love that one time made me cry just because I kept hearing the word I love you whispered in my ears by God over and over again. Just hearing “I love you” can make a difference, but if you add work to it, an act of love, then it can go a thousand miles further in someone’s life it could leave an imprint on their hearts forever. Having them over and loving on them is an opportunity to love them and share the love that God wants them to know.

I remember the day I became a believer of Christ, I was filled with so much joy that I was the happiest that I had ever been. But this Easter 2016, I was filled with joy once again. Seeing the girls and boys reminded me of the joy again. My family grew last year when my son was born, but this Easter my family grew even more when all of these teen moms, dads, and their children spent the afternoon with us. What I am really trying to say is that God loves each of them, we love them, and we will not stop loving them because they are our family and that’s it!

To me, the best kind of love given is the love given when it is not expected at all. It will turn a heart of stone into a heart of flesh.

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-Yousef Bittar

 

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