Saturday, April 11, 2009

He Has Risen!

Let us not forget the true meaning of Easter.
Jesus was tortured, beaten spat on, mocked for being the King with a crown of thorns pushed into his head. He was made to carry a heavy wooden cross to the place where his hands and feet would be nailed to a that wooden cross. He was crucified, his side pierced with a sword and after much suffering he died for our sins.

"Then Jesus said, 'Father, forgive them,
for they do not know what they do.'
And they divided His garments and cast lots.
" (Luke 23:34)

"And Jesus said to him,'Assuredly,I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.' " (Luke 23:43)

"When Jesus therefore saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing by, He said to His mother, 'Woman, behold your son!' Then He said to the disciple, 'Behold your mother!' And from that hour that disciple took her to his own home." (John 19:26-27)

"And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, 'Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?' which is translated, 'My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?' " (Mark 15:34)

"After this, Jesus, knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, 'I thirst!' " (John 19:28)

"So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, 'It is finished!' And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit. " (John 19:30)

"And when Jesus had cried out with a loud voice, He said, 'Father, into Your hands I commit My spirit.' Having said this, He breathed His last. " (Luke 23:46)

He rose from the dead and entered the gates of heaven to be with his Father Our Lord


In 1842 Otto Thenius proposed that a location known as the "place of the skull" was the Calvary (Golgotha) where the crucifixion of Jesus occurred.

In 1867 the above "garden tomb" was discovered near this believed location of Jesus' death. The connection of the "place of the skull" with the garden tomb believed to be where Jesus was buried was given prominence by British general Charles Gordon in 1883. This is why the above tomb location is also known as "Gordon's Tomb".


Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Thank you for the wonderful reminder, Patti. May you and your family enjoy a wonderful Easter.

Debbie said...

Thank you, Patti, for a beautiful post. Happy Easter, sweetie!

Mica said...

Hope you and Rooster have a blessed Easter Sunday ! Hope to talk to youSunday... We may be out late but will try to connect. Love ya, Mica


Couldn't let this special day go by without wishing you many blessings.
Hope your day has been extra nice and the easter bunny was good to you :) Patti, I am so thankful that we are friends, I have learned alot from you and admire your spirit and artwork.
happiness always & forever joy -

Lori Garbarino said...

Great Post Mom!!! I just breaks my heart that there are people in this world who do not know him!

Love you


slommler said...

Praise God...He is risen!! Wonderful post!

kimberly said...

thank you for this post, patti...and your greetings on my blog.....have had family here since thursday and haven't been to blogland! :) hope yours was love filled....but know it was.

Lydia said...

Yes- my son saw the Passion last night with us for the first time. I always weep at the scene with his mother remembering when he fell, and how she was there for him.