S: Easter 2011
BC: HE is risen rejoice
FC: A BOOK for EASTER
1: Jesus loves me this I know. The Bible tells me so!
2: I am so glad you are reading this book. Father and I just love it when you come to visit with us. That’s the way it was suppose to be all along, you know. | You and Father and I having wonderful times together.
3: We brought him to Adam to see what he would call him. Adam looked at those legs. Then, he craned his head back as he looked up that verrrrry long neck to the head. | Giraffe, Adam said. And so it was. | I remember the day Father and I formed this animal, gave him great long legs and a verrrry long neck.
4: Those days did not last long. Adam didn’t obey Father and. . .. | But that is another story. A story about a cross, and a death, and God raising the dead. I came into your world and fixed the problem– for every one that would trust Me.
5: Today I just want to talk about YOU and ME because I want you to know Me. I'm the one who put you together before you were even born. I know all about how you think and how you feel. I understand you! You can tell me anything and I will know what you mean. I am so delighted when we talk together. | I am your Shepherd and you are My sheep.
6: You know, it was love that made Me do it, made Me make you. I want to take care of your every need. | Look at all the birds! Did you know I am the one that makes sure they have food.? You are more special to Me than a bird! | I will be sure you have food to eat.
7: I will show you the way to go. | My way will make your life fit together just perfectly like puzzle pieces do. There are other ways to choose but they make your life like pieces of broken glass. | I want you whole, not broken. I will protect you.
8: There is an enemy in the world, the devil. | I defeated him already so just stick close to Me. | That is the safe place to be. You won't lack a thing.
9: Have you seen lambs or little calves lying in green pastures? They are so content, so peaceful. I want to make your life like that, rich green grass and quiet peaceful water. I am the Good Shepherd. You will be safe with Me. | Stay close so nothing and no one can bother you.
10: There may be times when you get yourself into something that you can't fix or something happens and you don't know what to do. | Have you ever seen a lamb on its back with all four feet kicking in the air? He's stuck and needs his shepherd to put him upright again.
11: Just call My name. I'll pick you up and put you on your feet again. | I'll give you My strength if you run out of your own.
12: Left alone, you might slip into selfishness or bad habits that would take you places you never wanted to go.
13: I will never leave you alone. I will always be right there with you. I will show you wonderful paths of freedom from those things
14: The devil wants you to make bad choices that will take you into things that will harm you.
15: You don't have to be afraid of his evil ways. I have two very special gifts for you that will keep your feet on a good path all your life.
16: It's words are alive and full of power. | My Bible is one of those gifts. | It is My love letter to you. | They will teach you how to think like I think, act like I act and always be the winner.
17: The other gift is Me!! I will always live in your heart and whisper to you the right choices. | You will have to get really quiet to hear Me. Plan ahead to have quiet, listening-for-my-voice times. | It's where peace and joy come from. | It will be great fun!
18: My gifts are like a table full of good food in front of you when you think you are starving.
19: All the treasures, all the things I've provided for you and My presence with you will fill your life so it runs over with goodness and love. . | They will last your whole life long