This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. 53 Then he took it down and wrapped it in a linen shroud and laid him in a tomb cut in stone, where no one had ever yet been laid. Luke 23:52-53 ESV
Jesus rested in the tomb on the Sabbath as God the Father had rested on the seventh day at creation. There was nothing for Him to do. There were no paths for Him to walk. Jesus laid silently that Holy Saturday waiting in hope for the promise of resurrection. Do you find it hard to wait, to rest and to hope? Remember that doing nothing and accomplishing nothing are not the same thing. While Jesus lay buried doing nothing He was accomplishing His part for the salvation of the world!
And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.”
Luke 22:19 NKJB
Today is a remembering not only a cross but also of the life He freely gave.
I am thankful for what a difference three short weeks make! This week I am also thankful for what a difference three short days made in my life and for all the world!
2000 Sunsets ago While Jesus rode into Jerusalem the religious leaders were trying to find a way to get rid of him. With the Palm Sunday bombings in Egypt we see that nothing has changed. They just didn’t understand then as they don’t now that He was coming only to die so we could live
For behold, the winter is past; the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come, Song 2:11-12
This winter I needed time away from this blog to rethink, reflect and refresh on why I should continue. I’ll just take it one day at a time for now, with more photos and maybe less talk. Today, my winter starved eyes are longing for the colors of spring flowers, but I confess these photos are not from this year. I do hope these few offerings from the past brighten someone’s day today as we begin to enter the week before Easter.
Yes as promised I am back at least for Easter. This is the opening of our before Easter program at the nursing home. Christ arose is one of my very favorite hymns, maybe because it is one of those written for men with low voices to sing. I don’t let an Easter pass without trying to sing it at least once.
It was a little hard to get our teenagers together for an Easter program at the nursing home it was definitely worth it. After all between, school, part time jobs and just being teens they have a crazy schedule. If your church has or is considering a nursing home outreach I urge you to challenge your […]
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