Friday, April 14, 2017

Good Friday

My Lenten Rose (Hellebore) appears out of the cold hard ground every winter just before the season of Lent. I find it to be a humble plant in that it's beautiful bloom faces down to the earth. I have to get down on my knees to capture a good photo of the beautiful bloom. It is a consistent reminder to me of our Savior and His humility in coming down to earth to live among us in human form. He took on our lowly body to be with us because of His great love for us. When I see my Lenten Rose come up I think of Jesus Christ's humility and obedience to the Father in going to the cross and suffering and dying for all our sins. This is a reminder from nature that draws me to God's truth in His Word, the Holy Bible, which leads me to worship.

Philippians 2: 5-11 (ESV) 5 Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

On this Good Friday 2017 my prayer is that you will turn your eyes to our Savior and accept His sacrifice on the cross in faith, receiving forgiveness for your sins and and a new life of hope for your future in Him.

4 comments:

  1. Beautiful post for Good Friday reminding us of His sacrifice for all. Thankful today that I'm forgiven and have hope.

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  2. No greater love ... He died that I might live.

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  3. Have a Blessed Easter.
    Marilyn and family

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  4. Such beautiful words! The analogy to the Lenten Rose is so wonderful - bringing us to our knees!

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