Friday, April 6, 2007

Good Friday & Happy Easter!

(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.

He is risen....He is risen, indeed!

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Southern Heart said...

Rhoda, what a beautiful holiday message! Your post represents the wonderful renewal we all find in Him, and in this season.

~~Mikki Jo said...

What a beautiful blog you have. I'm glad I got a chance to visit. Thanks so much.

Felicia said...

Beautiful pictures! Happy Easter. :)

The Decorated House said...

Happy Easter Rhoda! I hope you have a really wonderful day with your mom and dad.

Francie M. said...

Easter blessings to your house...though we know we are blessed every day.

FrenchGardenHouse said...

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 said...

Happy Easter Rhoda! Sending love..........xo

Tonja said...

This is a beautiful post. Have a wonderful Easter.

Daisy Cottage said...

Happy Easter Rhoda! What wonderful photos these are and a beautiful message for the season. Wishing you joy and a blessed holiday ~
xo,
Kim

Candy said...

Beautiful post!
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)?
Candy

The Feathered Nest said...

Happy Easter Rhoda. Beautiful pictures!

Hope you have a great time. Brrr...it was 20 this morning in Georgia.

Manuela

RealEstateGirl said...

Rhoda, this was beautiful! Thanks for sharing it! Happy Easter to you!

HE IS RISEN!

cityfarmer said...

Our hearts must beat at the same time....I named my latest post your closing statement before I read this.

Lallee said...

Beautiful! Happy Easter, Rhoda.

Warmly,
Lallee

Sandy said...

Happy Easter to you, dear Rhoda!

sandi @ the whistlestop cafe said...

Thank you for sharing the photos. All with a special message of Easter.

PAT said...
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PAT said...

Sorry about that delete Rhoda...t'was mine!!

I just want to tell you, your Easter message is beautiful!

Hope your Easter was wonderful.

Pat
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Betty Jo said...

Rhoda what gorgeous, gorgeous photos! I adore the one with the blue eggshells. xoxo

vicki said...

Dear Rhoda,

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!

Love,
Vic