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Not Colorful Easter Eggs

Posted on March 30, 2016 at 6:40 AM

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 they must have been suffering with Him. When I know a loved one is hurting, my heart feels the suffering too.

Can you imagine His Mom and dear friends watching as the blood poured down His face from the crown of thorns, His beaten back like flailed meat, His weakness as He tried carrying the wood up Golgotha. My stomach tightens just thinking about having to watch such agony on my dear Savior’s face. Then His outcry as they hammer nails in the tender spots of His palms and feet and raise the cross perpendicular. After all prophesies were fulfilled, with His final words, "It is finished", His head falls and He dies. Perhaps His family feels relief that His suffering has ended. They wrap the body with spices according to the Jewish custom and lay it in the tomb.


Friends and family gathered together to try and support each other. Early on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene left and went to the tomb. Imagine her shock when she observed the humongous stone was rolled back and Jesus' body was gone! She ran back to tell the others, who then speedily hurried to the tomb. Sure enough, the grave clothes were there but Jesus was gone.

[(John 20:7) Bible Comment :Jesus either caused the tight linen wrappings to fall from His body miraculously or His resurrected body miraculously passed through the linen wrappings, leaving them just as they were where He was lying (except for the face-cloth), unlike Lazarus who emerged from the tomb and had to be released from the wrappings. In either case, the grave wrappings would collapse on themselves on the flat surface of the slab where His body had been placed. The text also indicates that Jesus may have removed the face-cloth Himself once His hands were free, and neatly placed it apart from the other wrappings.]


Jesus had arisen from the dead! He was alive! What joy filled their hearts! Jesus appeared to them a number of times continuing to teach them until He ascended into heaven to rejoin His Father.

That, dear friends, is where we too can choose to be after our earthly days come to an end.

My friends, I pray: May Easter come alive in your life!

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SEARCHING FOR A CLOSER WALK WITH GOD


                                        AWESOME GOD


 DIGGING DEEPER

Sometimes the terrible awesomeness of God hits me and sends me reeling into deep meditation. It always carries its reward of a new closeness with my God. It happened this morning. In the beginning I was distracted with my mind wandering here and yon. Then I ‘woke up’ and commanded it to return. God is so good! Holy Spirit began to lead me in prayer.

Sorry, my Lord. I come to our meeting this morning with scattered thoughts; help me, Lord, to rein them in. That You even desire to meet with me is so amazing! Deep breath. Moses asked God, “what shall I say when they ask 'Who sent me’?” You responded, “Say the Great I AM sent me.” You, God, are not hemmed in by time. For You there is no ‘was, will be’, there is only I AM. Before You I bow down my heart, my 'who I am' I submit to You; help me become who You created me to be.


Exodus 3:13-14 (AMP)

13 And Moses said to God, Behold, when I come to the Israelites and say to them, The God of your fathers has sent me to you, and they say to me, What is His name? What shall I say to them? 14 And God said to Moses, I Am Who I Am and What I Am, and I Will Be What I Will Be; and He said, You shall say this to the Israelites: I Am has sent me to you!

  • Footnotes: Exodus 3:15 To know the name of God is to witness the manifestation of those attributes and apprehend that character which the name denotes.

Can you feel the depth of that name? 'I AM' signifies so much ~ timelessness, absolute love, supreme power, unimaginable expansion ~ an incomprehensible being, totally surrounding. There simply are not words to express the grandness of Who our God is. HIS LOVE FOR US  S SO APPARENT IN HIS WORD!


Psalm 91:14 (AMP)

Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him; I will set him on high, because he knows and understands My name [has a personal knowledge of My mercy, love, and kindness—trusts and relies on Me, knowing I will never forsake him, no, never].

Isaiah 52:6 (AMP)

Therefore My people shall know what My name is and what it means; therefore they shall know in that day that I am He who speaks; behold, I Am!

Indeed my God! You are the great I AM! This measures so deep and so high and so wide. You revealed Your staggering magnificence to David, and it comes out here:


Psalm 139:1-10

O Lord, you have examined my heart

and know everything about me.

2 You know when I sit down or stand up.

You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.

Even when it’s my mind traveling on tangents.

3 You see me when I travel and when I rest at home.

You know everything I do.

4 You know what I am going to say

even before I say it, Lord.

5 You go before me and follow me.

You place your hand of blessing on my head.

6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,

too great for me to understand!

7 I can never escape from your Spirit!

I can never get away from your presence!

8 If I go up to heaven, you are there;

if I go down to the grave, you are there.

9 If I ride the wings of the morning,

if I dwell by the farthest oceans,

10 even there your hand will guide me,

and your strength will support me.

You are always with me. 

You will guide me.

You will always be my support. Your strength

upholds me, protects me, supports me.


Lord, You are so good! What a privilege to know You! Thank You that You continue to grow me closer to You. Thank You! I love being together with You, my Lord.