Friday, April 10, 2009

Good Friday

Today is Friday.....and not just ANY Friday....but GOOD Friday! Jesus gave HIS life for us...the ultimate sacrafice.
As any holiday, it has become so commercialized. When you say Easter to a child....and ask them what is the first thing they think will most likely hear CANDY, Baskets, Eggs, or Bunnies. The Bible makes no mention of a long-eared, short-tailed creature who delivers decorated eggs to well-behaved children on Easter Sunday; nevertheless, the Easter bunny has become a prominent symbol of Christianity's most important holiday. But some do say that bunnies are an ancient symbol of fertility and new life.....from a Christian perspective, Easter eggs are said to represent Jesus' emergence from the tomb and resurrection....and you can not forget the Easter Parades ~ after their baptisms, early Christians wore white robes all through Easter week to indicate their new lives with Christ.

I hope everyone has a BLESSED Easter! Spend time with your loved ones and remember the true meaning of Easter {while you are digging into that Easter basket FULL of candy} My daughter LOVES her baskets every year....and usually has candy for breakfast on the way to Easter Service.

I found this painting which filled my heart with LOVE and HOPE....that we are in God's hands!

Easter Means Eternal Life
A perfect God demands a perfect justice;He cannot let us get away with sin.We used God’s gift of our free will to trespass,So heaven’s gates were closed; we couldn’t get in.
Our sin required our blood, a sacrifice,To atone for all the wrongs that we had done."But I love them!" cried our Father, filled with sorrow;"I’ll send my only Son to be the one."
Good Friday marks the slaying of our Jesus,The unblemished lamb, the perfect sacrifice.He took our guilt and blame upon Himself,So we could be with Him in paradise.
On Easter morning, he came back from death;He vanished from the tomb, the empty grave.His resurrection means eternal lifeFor us, the ones he came to earth to save.
This summarizes all the Easter storyAnd because of it, we’ll be with Him in glory.
By Joanna Fuchs

picture credits: pingec, junglefrog, stephen whatley

Every time we remember to say "thank you", we experience nothing less than heaven on earth.
-- Sarah Ban Breathnach

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