Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter ...a repost



Happy Easter to everyone. 
I am so thankful
that God sent his Son to save me.
I am so thankful that his grace is greater
than my sin. 
May you know the peace of having Jesus
as your personal Savior.

(I am re-posting this from last year.)


As Easter approaches
the mother in me 
cannot stop thinking
about Mary, the mother of Jesus.
How must she have felt
to see her oldest son falsely accused,
to see him beaten until his flesh tore,
to hear the howlings of the crowd calling to crucify him,
to see the love of her heart nailed to a cross, 
 to watch as his tortured body hung on that cross
while the crowd mocked him,
to watch his breathing get harder, 
to see him gasp for air,
to watch him die, 
and even worse
to see his heart, with all it's love, be broken?
I cannot fathom how she must have felt.
But I know she understood.
She knew his death meant life,
life of the spirit.
And that the living spirit is love.
She rejoiced at his resurrection.
She welcomed the Holy Spirit 
after his Ascension into Heaven.
She knew that he had entered his kingdom.
His kingdom isn't about pageantry
but about total perfection.
It is not about greatness but his goodness.
He is the only king who can rule hearts 
and heal them with his own wounds.
She realized he would be reborn in the lives
of the lowly and the humble again and again.
Mary knew the truth.
She knew that that terrible day
was not an ending, but a wonderful beginning.
Under the shadow of his cross,
we can find love and a new life.
It is there for our taking.
All we need to do is ask.
Happy and Blessed Easter everyone!



For God sent not His Son into the world
to condemn the world; 
but that the world through Him might be saved.
John 3:17
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.
I give eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.
John 10:27,28

8 comments:

  1. You read my mind and my heart. My Jacob first got sick during Holy Week. I kept my eye on Mary... I knew my Blessed Mother would lead the way for me to get through.

    Blessed Easter my sweet friend,

    gena

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  2. What a beautiful post. Happy Easter to you and yours!

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  3. Beautul "blathering" Janie! Hope by now you're safely in SUNNY Spain! Happy Easter!!!
    xoxo
    Leslie

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  4. Been missing you friend. Hope all is well.

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  5. Easter means more to me now that I understand Christianity more. Thank you for this.

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