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Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter

My favorite picture for Easter. I always love the idea of the women walking early in the morning to prepare the body for burial. As they walk, they are each thinking to themselves, " How will we roll away the stone?" I imagine that their hearts are heavy and the tears they have cried have left them spent and exhausted. Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of Zebedee's sons.

I love to think that after Jesus cries, " It is finished" His body is handled by only those who love Him. When the women get to that tomb, I think of them standing there unable to move, spell bound, and you know how when you see things you can't explain, your mind just goes blank. I think that is what they must have done. 


The passage reads this way, "
And behold, a severe earthquake had occurred, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled away the stone and sat upon it. And his appearance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow.…"


" …He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said. Come, see the place where He was lying. Go quickly and tell His disciples that He has risen from the dead; and behold, He is going ahead of you into Galilee, there you will see Him; behold, I have told you." And they left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy and ran to report it to His disciples.…"

But the gospel of Mark adds a special gift to Peter, " Mark 16:7
But go, tell his disciples and Peter, 'He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.'" I always love that part," and Peter". Jesus, has just gone through the agony of dying on a cross, all of the worlds sins, past, present and future placed upon his body, broken  and yet, He still takes time to say, " And Peter."

 The story never grows old for me. To me it is full of joy, because I know how great are the sins I commit every day and how many I have committed since the beginning of me, and I am thankful that if not for the shed blood of Jesus shed for me, I would have no hope.

Still when I get to heaven there are going to be a few things I will ask about that day. "And behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth shook and the rocks were split. The tombs were opened, and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised; and coming out of the tombs after His resurrection they entered the holy city and appeared to many.…"

Not only did just Jesus come back from the dead, so did apparently others who were walking around. I would love to know all about that.


  I wish you a wonderful day, I always love this day, more than any other day in the year.
I hope you have a lovely day, filled with joy,
~Kim~

"…When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, and did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?" Supposing Him to be the gardener, she said to Him, "Sir, if you have carried Him away, tell me where you have laid Him, and I will take Him away." Jesus said to her, "Mary!" She turned and said to Him in Hebrew, "Rabboni!" (which means, Teacher).…"
---John 20:15---

11 comments:

  1. The wonderful Easter Story...it never grows old.

    Happy Easter.

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  2. blessings to you, dear kim, and to ron and all of yours. :)

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  3. Praise God He is risen! Happy Easter to you and your family Kim!

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  4. Kim, a very lovely post...Happy Easter to you and your wonderful family...We have many blessings to be thankful for...hope you are surrounded by lots of grandchildren and there is laughter in the air...your friend from Maine, Julie...

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  5. I, too, love this story. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. xo

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  6. Happy Easter dear Kim. I hope your house is full of joy and happiness today.

    We'll never get to realize the true meaning of all that happened on this holy week.

    Peace and joy.
    Hugs,
    JB

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  7. I love that last verse, where Jesus says, "Mary!" I can imagine the shock, surprise, and overwhelming joy she must have felt. What He had told them about his return was true! Jesus has risen!! Triumphed over death! Happy Easter Kim! Lovely photos.

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  8. A truly lovely post!
    It is alive and as you said, it never grows old.
    Our Preacher once said, the open graves were first fruits to Him, meaning OT saints, but he did not go into it further at that time. I would like to know more too.

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  9. I hope that your Easter was a blessed one.

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  10. Christ is risen!
    We Orthodox have an Easter hymn which sings: "Why seek ye the living among the dead? Why mourn ye the incorrupt amid corruption?" We sang it just this morning - I love the lines that remind us that Christ "trampled down death by death." He is risen indeed!

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