Saturday, April 3, 2010

Six Word Saturday...Up From The Grave He Arose





Here's some great news...Jesus Loves You...and Jesus Loves Me!
He loved us enough to die for us.



I have been reading a great book by Max Lucado called:
HE CHOSE THE NAILS
There are parts that have moved me to tears as I think about the pain my dear Savior suffered for me.
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From this book:

A wine-soaked sponge.
A sign.
Two crosses beside Christ.

The diadem of pain
which sliced your gentle face,
three spikes piercing flesh and wood
to hold you in your place.

The need for blood I understand.
Your sacrifice I embrace.
But the bitter sponge, the cutting spear,
the spit upon your face?
Did it have to be a cross?

Did not a kinder death exist
than six hours hanging between life and death,
all spurred by a betrayers kiss?

"Oh Father", you pose,
heart-stilled at what could be,
"I'm sorry to ask, but long to know,
did you do this for me?



Dare we pray such a prayer? Dare we think such thoughts? Could it be that the hill of the cross is rich with God's gifts? Let's examine them shall we? Let's unwrap these gifts of grace as if___ or perhaps,___indeed___for the first time. And as you touch them___as you feel the timber of the cross and trace the braid of the crown and finger the point of the spike___pause and listen. Perchance you will hear him whisper: "I did it just for you"
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So, today for Six Word Saturday, I want to remind you...He did it just for you!...He did it just for me!


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5 comments:

Kristin said...

So true, Linda. He did that for you and for me, for all of us. Can you even imagine someone doing something like that for us that we know today? We would be horrified, and it is so hard to comprehend that's what Jesus did for us, to truly understand the sacrifice. I am so thankful that He did! I hope you have a beautiful Easter!!

Samantha said...

Praise God for his son.
Happy Easter dear friend !

Grace Wheeler said...

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foolish heart said...

Great post! I'm a new follower of your blog, but I have a feeling you're blog is going to be a great blessing to me!

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Great post! I've enjoyed many of Max Lucado's books.

Thank you for your lovely comment the other day!

Manuela