Thursday, March 6, 2014

Thinkin' 'bout Spring and some rapidly approaching days...

..days to celebrate on! The death-look of Winter all around is almost behind us and new life is almost here! Love seein' the green and blooms. Liney has already been outside planting things that will flower lately. Are you as ampted as I am? What have you been up to? 

Thinkin’ ’bout April 13 2014 and what happened with all those wavin’ palm fronds and cheers. Thinkin’ ‘bout April 17 and that last warm-hearted meal-gatherin’—a final Passover supper together with the beloved team. You remember how it played out back in the day. Why not read it again!  

“Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time.” ~ Herr Martin Luther

The truly repentant sinner is kinda grabbed-hold of by their lapels if ya will. He or she is seized with the enormity of his or her sin in the light of Calvary’s Cross, and they refuse to ignore or excuse it any longer. He or she points no finger of blame at anyone else, but quickly addresses their own sin and comes to terms with it, with the help of the living God. 

Thinkin’ ‘bout April 18 and that darkened, cloudy Friday afternoon..on a lonely hill far away.   
Thinkin’ about a hurting mother’s tears on the ground, and even more with a man that didn’t do any wrong. Her son and leader who gave it all. Sure, she too had sinned and rad-needed Him..like we do. A real Savior. Weren’t (and aren’t) any others to choose from. Thinkin’ ’bout April 20th and the Cross-experience there, nailed!..followed by an emptying. Jesus Christ is alive and now you can enjoy a meaningful, close friendship with Him. Why be a good example of some bad example (too many do that..), when you can become a good example of the best example—Christ.  

“And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses, having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.” ~ Paul, Colossians 2:13–14 nkjv

My sin—O, the bliss of this glorious tho’t—
My sin—not in part, but the whole,
Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul! Horatio Spafford

Yes and thinkin' about that hole in the rock below Calvary's hill...that was once VIP-occupied. Not there now. He left there. So echo-empty now. Hello, hello, hello! Nobody in there and 500+ eyewitness saw Him. So glad!  
But have I no grounds to celebrate on others days you might ask? No I do because of this ress-day. We all have good reason n will do..everyday! But hey, let’s do our homework, seek Him all-out, pray for our pastors and other ones, and also go find a healthy Bible teachin’ church to worship God at..to go peddle-to-the-metal celebrate in..with family..and take others with as well.

God says go tell. “Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy.” Proverbs 31:9

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