Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

This week, I've read several blogs, newspaper columns and Facebook posts
 reminding us that the true meaning of Easter isn't about rabbits, eggs
 or new clothes. It's all about a Savior who died a humiliating death 
in our place. He hung upon a cross, then was placed in a tomb
 before his resurrection on the third day.

 For those whose Lord is Jesus, it's all about the promise of  eternal life
 and a peace and joy beyond our human understanding.

That's why I chose the dogwood, which is blooming in my yard this Easter,
 as a reminder of this awesome occasion. Legend says the bloom resembles
 the shape of a cross and its center, a crown of thorns. The pinched edges
 resemble the wounds caused by nails and the red tinge, His blood.

 
 1 Peter 1:3
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy
 he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection 
of Jesus Christ from the dead... (NIV) 

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7 comments:

Buck said...

Beautiful post.

Barbara Farr said...

The real reason for the season. Well done.

Meghan said...

Very nice for today. Happy Easter!

JM said...

Just beautiful! Happy Easter to you too.

Kate said...

Lovely photo and appropriate for the day!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

awesome shot. ( :

Marie said...

Thank you for this truly inspiring Easter post, filled with the Good Word about our Saviour. I hope and pray your Easter was very blessed! I truly love dogwoods in the spring, and loved your photo!