Are You At the Feet of Jesus?

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Six days before Jesus’ last Passover, Lazarus, Martha, and Mary enjoyed a dinner with Jesus in Bethany. Imagine Jesus’ thoughts as He sat with Lazarus.

Lazarus, a beloved friend.

Lazarus, the one who became sick and died.

Lazarus, the dead man Jesus called to walk out of the tomb (John 11).

Lazarus, the brother who is celebrating life with the One Who will give life eternal.   Continue reading Are You At the Feet of Jesus?

Jesus is Risen!

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Jesus died for our sins, according to the Scriptures, He was buried;
He was raised
on the third day, according to the Scriptures …
Where, O death, is your victory?
Where, O death, is your sting? 1 Corinthians 15

May the reality of the amazing love of Jesus penetrate your very being as you contemplate the death of Jesus on the cross as He took the sins of the world upon Himself and His victorious resurrection three days later. All for you.

Wishing you great joy and love.

The Women of Easter … A Review

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Hymns, Scripture, prayer, study guide, and women all point to Jesus in Liz Curtis Higgs’ profound look at The Women of Easter.

I experienced the emotions and thoughts of Mary of Bethany; Mary of Nazareth, or Mary Magdalene.

Readers imagine the fragrance of the spikenard as Mary of Bethany bathes the feet of Jesus and lovingly unbinds her hair to wipe His feet dry. Silent, we watch her; we see Jesus’ love, and we feel the tension in the room.

Continue reading The Women of Easter … A Review

Come, see where Jesus lay

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“He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay.” Matthew 28:6

Now, Christian, change thy note a moment. “Come, see the place where the Lord lay, “with joy and gladness. He does not lie there now. Weep, when ye see the tomb of Christ, but rejoice because it is empty. Thy sin slew him, but his divinity raised him up. Thy guilt hath murdered him, but his righteousness hath restored him. Oh! he hath burst the bonds of death, he hath ungirt the cerements of the tomb, and hath come out more than conqueror, crushing death beneath his feet. Rejoice, O Christian, for he is not there-he is risen. “The Tomb of Jesus,” by C.H. Spurgeon

Come, see where Jesus lay.

Come, see where you were going to anoint his body with spices.

Come, see where the Lamb of God, the perfect sacrifice lay.

Come, see the promise of forgiveness fulfilled.

Come, see, friend of Jesus. He has risen as he said.

Come, see the place where he lay and remember that Jesus paid the price for your sins.

Come, see the place where he lay, and remember that he gave his life, so that you can live with him forever.

Come, see the place where Love made peace with heaven and earth.

Come, see the place where the Victor conquered death.

Come, see the place, and go tell.

Go and tell the others that Jesus is on his way to Galilee where they will see him again. Matthew 28:7

My prayer

Father of Love and Mercy, tear the veil of blindness from those who cannot understand your great act of grace and mercy of giving the world your only begotten Son. Enable them to understand that Jesus paid the price of the world’s sins, death on the cross. Thank you that Jesus rose from the dead and is our great High Priest advocating for his followers. Help us to come to the place where Jesus lay. As we are there, we will weep because it was necessary that he suffered death on the cross. As we are there, we will rejoice that Jesus lives! In our Great Savior and friend’s name, Jesus, we pray. Amen.

Please share this message and ask the people you share this with to “Come, see the place where Jesus lay, meditate on why he lay in the tomb, and rejoice that Jesus lives!”

 

7 Reasons Why This is Good Friday



  1. Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” Luke 23:34
    In His beaten, scourged, punched, spit upon, shamed body, Jesus prayed for His enemies.
  2. Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.” Luke 23:43
    Between two thieves, Jesus promised eternal life to the one who asked to be remembered.
  3. When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to her,
    “Woman, here is your son,” and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.”
    John 19:26-27
    Hanging from the cross, Jesus made sure that His mother would be taken care of after He died.
  4. From noon until three in the afternoon darkness came over all the land. About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”). Matthew 27:45-46
    His Father is holy and cannot look upon sin. Jesus became my sin, your sin, sins of the past, sins of the present, and sins of the future, and God turned His gaze away from Jesus.
  5. Jesus said, “I am thirsty.” John 19:28
    In all His humanity, Jesus became thirsty. He taught that all who came to Him would thirst no more, for He has living water.
  6. When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” John 19:30
    Hanging on the cross, Jesus paid the price for my sin and your sin – death. His work was done. The price had been paid.
  7. “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” Luke 23:46
    Jesus dismissed His spirit and died. The perfect sacrifice that paid the price of sin, death, – the Lamb of God.

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes on Him shall not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16

This eternal life is for you if you accept it.

Today is commonly referred to as Good Friday. Good, because the body of Jesus was broken for you and for me, and the blood of Jesus washed our sins away, if we just accept this free gift of God.

Won’t you take this gift today?