Apr 17, 2014

Good Friday-Have you forgot the Christ?

Every year for the past 4 years I read this book before Easter. It ALWAYS brings Good Friday into perspective.........My book is somewhat worn and so many pages are highlighted, underlined and words circled. It is by far one of my favorite books to read during the Easter season.



Each time I read Six Hours One Friday I realize all the more that because of those 6 hours WE HAVE HOPE....WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN A CHANCE....WE ARE LOVED MORE THAN WE CAN TRULY FATHOM BY OUR LORD! And yet....we seem to forget....
As Max says, "So much happens through the years, so many changes within. So many alterations without. And, somewhere, back there, we leave Him. We don't turn away from Him, we just don't take Him with us. Assignments come. Promotions come. Budgets are made. Kids are born and the Christ....the Christ is forgotten."

Praise the Lord that He doesn't forget us.  Praise Him that because of what He done for us on that cross that we don't have to hang on that tree.

It should have been us you know? The one nailed to a tree, beaten, naked and torn. But yet, God loved us so much that He gave His ONLY Son so that whosoever believes in Him can have eternal life! (John 3:16)


My friends our Lord isn't dead! He's alive. So fitting that as I was about to write this piece for my blog that I was tending to a few plants and just as I was about to throw this DEAD thing away....


 I realized it still had a little life....look closer....



 Don't throw our Lord away...Because of Him...we have Hope!

Today can be a new day for you. You can begin fresh and anew with our Lord. The greatest gift that you can receive will not come from the Easter Bunny, it can only come from our Lord.
 Lamentations 3:22-23
New International Version (NIV)
  Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
    for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning;   great is your faithfulness.


 Just as this sweet little plant has begun a new life so can you my friend. 


Happy Good Friday and Happy Easter.

Hugs and blessings, 
Cindy
  



11 comments:

  1. I think of Christ's resurrection every time I come across a plant in my garden that looked like it may have been dead but indeed was alive. I think that's why I love spring so much. Hoping you have a blessed Easter weekend.

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  2. Happy Good Friday and Happy Easter Cindy.
    Connie Royals

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  3. Awesome words of wisdom! HOPE your Easter weekend is blessed!!

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  4. Perfect post for this time of year Cindy. We all need to stop and take the time to remember what Easter is really about. As you said, he gave his life for us!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  5. Lovely post, Cindy! Isn't it amazing about how sometimes our plants look so dead and there is really life in them if we just add water. LOL - I think the Lord made it work that way for the spiritual metaphor life lessons we might draw from it. May you know His New Life throughout your Easter Holiday in all good things and beauty!
    Joy!
    Kathy

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  6. Lovely post, Cindy! Isn't it amazing about how sometimes our plants look so dead and there is really life in them if we just add water. LOL - I think the Lord made it work that way for the spiritual metaphor life lessons we might draw from it. May you know His New Life throughout your Easter Holiday in all good things and beauty!
    Joy!
    Kathy

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  7. Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

    Dear Cindy,
    Thanks so much for coming by and leaving a comment . . . It brought me back to your lovely blog.
    I just arrived home from an incredible Good Friday service. I'm curious about the book you featured in your post. Going to head over to AMAZON now. Love Max Lucado!
    Have a beautiful weekend and a Happy, Happy Easter!
    Suzanne

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  8. Cindy,
    A beautiful post!!

    As at Christmas time, Jesus is the reason for the Season.....

    As a cancer survivor, I was given the gift of Time that I thought I had run out of so that is why , in showing my gratitude, I do all that I do for our church.

    I am very grateful and I am here because God felt I had more to do here on this Earth!

    Happy Easter to you and yours, my friend!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  9. Happy Easter from Australia♥ ~Pernilla
    ... thanks for stopping by and taking time to leave a sweet comment :)

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  10. Beautifully said. I think they are so many lessons to learn in the garden. Think about pruning and how when the dead is pruned away the plant grows and flourishes. This is just one of many.

    Thank you for the reminder that we forget the depth of His love and mercy toward us.

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Hugs and blessings, Cindy