When I was reading Mark 10:17-31, one verse stood out to me in particular that I absolutely loved. Verse 21 says, "Jesus looked at him and loved him..." I thought this was amazing. It doesn't say Jesus hung out with him, got to know him, and loved him. It says he LOOKED at him and loved him. A lot of times I know I (and most people around me) look at somebody and judge them. But how amazing would it be if we all loved everybody from the first second we see them. We would truly be showing God's love by loving every person we see, not just our friends and family.
I also loved a verse from Philippians 3:12-21. In verse 20 it says, "But our citizenship is in heaven..." I thought this was a really cool way of thinking out our salvation. I usually just think of myself as being a citizen of the United States, but I believe that being a citizen of heaven is about 10 million times better. Even tough we are still on earth and have never seen heaven, we are still citizens of it because of our relationship with Jesus, and it cannot be taken away from us!
I hope you are all doing well and hope you all have a wonderful Easter!!!