|Posted on April 19, 2017 at 7:10 AM||comments (0)|
Easter has come and gone. But the truths it contains will never “be gone”. It’s not about Easter bunnies and pretty colored eggs. It is about Springtime and new life. Jesus came to bring new life to us. And that word “new” is not just a concept like new clothes to wear. It’s totally “new” like regenerated, new, like new life growing in the...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 14, 2017 at 6:40 PM||comments (0)|
We have spoken of Jesus trials and His will to pay our sin debt. It all started at the beginning when Adam chose to believe satan rather than God. It was high treason requiring a death sentence. Satan laughed at his conquest thinking it totally ruined God’s plan of having human beings to spend eternity with Him.
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|Posted on April 12, 2017 at 6:40 AM||comments (0)|
Thank You Lord for the wonderful gift of moisture You sent in those white fluffy snowflakes; they piled up and made artifacts out of common objects. So pretty. (Sorry to all the folks that were inconvenienced, truly; I have always loved the miracle of snow. God is so good. He has many ways of watering the earth, this just happens to be one of my favs!
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|Posted on April 10, 2017 at 6:50 AM||comments (0)|
Easter approaches on swift wings of time; and as we celebrate this beautiful season, prayers of love and thanksgiving are offered to Jesus, the Son of God, who gave up His divine heritage to become fully human. Why would He do this? He knew His end before He began living this choice, and it meant separation from His Father and a painful death. So why?
There is but one reason: God’s love for us required...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 7, 2017 at 7:05 AM||comments (0)|
Easter and Good Friday are fast approaching. It is the time when our Savior, Jesus Christ, suffered excruciating pain of a cruel whip tearing His flesh apart, of being stripped and unjustly vilified, of being dragged from place to place, a crown of thorns painfully pushed into His skull. Our Jesus was betrayed by one of His own apostles for thirty pieces of silver. As I meditate on...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 30, 2016 at 6:40 AM||comments (0)|
Peace and joy. Wonderful time together with family Sunday at our Easter celebration! I love being together with our family.
With the rush of holiday prep now past, my mind returns to the events of Jesus' life~ thinking of Jesus and His family and friends. How sad and hurting they must have been after watching Jesus be tortured and then hung on a cross to die! How ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 25, 2016 at 8:05 AM||comments (0)|
When we were kids we would sometimes go to Canada for vacation. One of the differences we found there was the butter: It came in a clear plastic bag; it was white but had a dime sized dot of orangish dye in the middle. We would have to squeeze the bag continually until the orange was dispersed and changed the butter to a yellow color.
Squeezing the butter compares well to the spirit of evil and...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 10, 2015 at 11:10 AM||comments (0)|
My cell phone just blew an alert; I thought I had deleted alerts for today. The thought pinging through my mind was: ‘sometimes it just has a mind of it’s own’. Then it dawned on me~ I wonder if sometimes I seem that way to Holy Spirit. He teaches me and guides me and I try and follow His directions, but other times I go off on my own and forget to consult Him~ I have a mind of my own.
But th...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 4, 2015 at 8:10 AM||comments (0)|
Saturday morning before Easter; the sky is grey. The tomb is dark. What is behind the rock door? You Jesus went to hell to claim Your victory~ the keys of the Kingdom, keys of life and death.
“Don’t fear: I am First, I a...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 3, 2015 at 6:05 AM||comments (0)|
A a peaceful pink/orange sky greets the morning with sun not quite risen, but as it continues its assent to the horizon intensity increases. The reds and oranges of the glory of the Lord fill the skies.
I imagine Easter morning long ago when Jesus rose from the dead. I...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 18, 2014 at 10:20 AM||comments (0)|
The Last Supper~ Jesus celebrated it with His friends~ all save one betrayer. We celebrate with Jesus His life and His death and resurrection. Even today Jesus invites us to dine with Him and remember the new covenant He is establishing with us for all eternity.
Then knowing what is about to come upon Him, Jesus heads to pray for strength in the Garden of Gethsemane. (In Hebrew~ geth-shemen meaning “oil press”...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 16, 2014 at 10:05 PM||comments (0)|
This last month or so Jesus has been leading me on little journeys in the mind and teaching me through them. This day I learn about Easter:
Jesus says, come swim in the sea with me. As we walk into the waves I am confident in Him. “Follow me”, says He, sinking under the surface. Holding my breath, I dive down into the waves. Down farther goes Jesus. By now I need air and must go up not down. “Come”, He calls, “...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 31, 2013 at 8:20 AM||comments (0)|
Happy Easter. Glory! Glory!
“It is finished” were Your last words on the cross. Now there is an empty tomb, because You have risen from the dead. Jesus, Thank You! Thank You! You are our awesome Jesus! You have enabled us to spend eternity with You. You...Read Full Post »