(These beautiful photos courtesy of Flickr public photos))
Hope you are all having a blessed Good Friday and that you all enjoy Easter weekend with your families and friends. We’re going to GA for Easter & will be back Sunday night.
This is from my devotional from today….Max Lucado writes: “The crown of thorns Jesus wore represented all our sins. As we were caught in the brambles of envy, anger, shame, discouragement, guilt, bitterness, & unforgiveness, so Jesus, who knew no sin, became an atoning sacrifice for our sins (1 John 4:10). Not once did Christ use his supernatural powers for personal comfort. With a word He could have transformed the hard earth into a soft bed…boomeranged the spit of His accusers back into their faces…and paralyzed the hand of the soldiers who braided the thorns. But, he didn’t. Instead, God canceled the record that contained the charges against us…by nailing it to the cross (Col. 2:14), and He did it with you in mind!”
No wonder hymnist Isaac Watts wrote: “See from His head, His hands, His feet, sorrow and love flow mingled down! Did e’er such love and sorrow meet, or thorns compose so rich a crown?”
Good Friday was and is a special day for remembrance…but, the true and everlasting story comes on Easter morn.
Southern Heart says
Rhoda, what a beautiful holiday message! Your post represents the wonderful renewal we all find in Him, and in this season.
~~Mikki Jo says
What a beautiful blog you have. I’m glad I got a chance to visit. Thanks so much.
Beautiful pictures! Happy Easter. 🙂
The Decorated House says
Happy Easter Rhoda! I hope you have a really wonderful day with your mom and dad.
Francie M. says
Easter blessings to your house…though we know we are blessed every day.
Rhoda, THANK YOU for sharing that from Max Lucado. Today I didn’t get to go to the usual Good Friday Service, I have been so blessed though. On several blogs God allowed me to read his word, worship him through song, and now your sharing has made my day complete. Our God is good, always.
Happy Easter! Lidy
one`blue egg says
Happy Easter Rhoda! Sending love……….xo
This is a beautiful post. Have a wonderful Easter.
Daisy Cottage says
Happy Easter Rhoda! What wonderful photos these are and a beautiful message for the season. Wishing you joy and a blessed holiday ~
Do you mind if I add you to my list of favorite blogs to read once my blog is done being made (in 2 weeks)?
The Feathered Nest says
Happy Easter Rhoda. Beautiful pictures!
Hope you have a great time. Brrr…it was 20 this morning in Georgia.
Rhoda, this was beautiful! Thanks for sharing it! Happy Easter to you!
HE IS RISEN!
Our hearts must beat at the same time….I named my latest post your closing statement before I read this.
Beautiful! Happy Easter, Rhoda.
Happy Easter to you, dear Rhoda!
sandi @ the whistlestop cafe says
Thank you for sharing the photos. All with a special message of Easter.
Sorry about that delete Rhoda…t’was mine!!
I just want to tell you, your Easter message is beautiful!
Hope your Easter was wonderful.
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Betty Jo says
Rhoda what gorgeous, gorgeous photos! I adore the one with the blue eggshells. xoxo
You are so awesome and I absolutely love your site! Can’t wait to try your french toast recipe. Miss you and hope to see you soon!