The Easter Lily

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The Easter Lily flaunts its  brilliant, alabaster flow’r

 for just a fleeting breath of time. Beyond its hour

so ardently expressed, it doffs its petaled robe of sacrifice

in def’rence to the wonder of the Risen Christ!

Remaining is the leaf-borne stalk that long before

the fabled Easter hour, conceived, in its prophetic store,

the means to show Messiah’s heav’nly Grace—

since through the Lily’s radiant flow’r,

we’re gained a hint of the Redeemer’s Face!

The sturdy, remnant stalk prevails in bold, Creation’s green—

a tangible reminder of the promised, unseen

presence of the Holy Spirit Advocate Christ sent

to be with us eternally–His ultimate intent!

So tribute, passioned Tribute, to the Holy Easter Flow’r!

May it blossom in our longing souls throughout our passing hours.

And when it blooms at Easter, with its radiance Divine,

I’ll know through mercies of the Risen Christ

that His Salvation’s mine!

                                          (Jerry S. author )

 

Grace and Peace to You My Friends

Eileen

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The Folded Napkin

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Do you know anything about the following Hebrew tradition?

John 20:7 tells us that the napkin that was placed over the face of Jesus was not just thrown aside like the grave clothes. The Bible takes an entire verse to tell us that the napkin was neatly folded, and was placed at the head of that stony coffin. Is that significant? Absolutely!

In order to understand the significance of the folded napkin, you have to understand a little bit about Hebrew tradition of that day. The folded napkin had to do with the master and servant, and every Jewish boy knew this tradition.

When the servant set the dinner table for the master, he made sure that it was exactly the way the master wanted it. The table was furnished perfectly, and then the servant would wait, just out of sight, until the master had finished eating, and the servant would not dare touch that table until the master was finished. If the master was done eating, he would rise from the table, wipe his fingers, his mouth, and clean his beard, and would wad up that napkin and toss it onto the table. The servant would then know to clear the table. For in those days, the wadded napkin meant, “I’m done.”

But if the master got up from the table, folded his napkin, and laid it beside his plate, the servant would not dare touch the table because the servant knew that the folded napkin meant, “I’m not finished yet.” The folded napkin meant, “I’m coming back!”

He (the master, Jesus) is coming back! Hallelujah!

 

Grace and Peace to You My Friends

Eileen

Can I Pray For You?

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Happy Easter to all my friends. Do you have a prayer request that lays upon your heart and you would like me to prayer with and for you. Leave your comment in the link below or for more privacy you can email me your request at eguyadeen3@gmail.com and I would be happy to pray for you. 

 

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Grace and Peace to You My Friends

Eileen

Resurrection Hope

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Understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead.    Ephesians 1:19-20

 

If you need some hope remember that Christ Has Risen from the dead. The most impossible battle any of us well ever face is against death. If there’s anything that leaves us feeling powerless. it’s the grace. That is, until Jesus was victorious over it.

Jesus is alive! Don’t let that thought just pass by, really think about it. He’s paid the penalty of sin and brought forth everlasting life for you from the seemingly unyielding grip of death.

Of course, this is extremely important in the eternal sense, but don’t allow the message of the resurrection to stop there. Apply it to your daily struggles, the seemingly unbearable battles where all hope seems gone, buried in the grave of devastating circumstances. The resurrection tells you that no matter how difficult and impossible the trial, you have hope as long as you have Jesus!

Could your situation possibly need more power than the resurrection? Yet, that’s the provision promised to you. The challenges before you today are no match for the Lord. So rejoice and be assured that He will faithfully help you regardless of what you face.

 

Grace and Peace to You My Friends

Eileen

Christ’s Triumphal March

2 Corinthians 2

In contrast to what some believers suggest, the Christian life can have its moments of depression and defeat. Such times can have devastating results of followers of Christ allow them to cloud their spiritual view. When the songs of praise have stopped and the consciousness of Christ’s presence has waned, we often reach a point where out faith becomes weak.

Regardless of how dark and difficult the present moment may be, keep your eyes focused on Jesus Christ and always remember that in His power, you will overcome your weakness, and victory will eventually be yours. Remember that Christ is sufficient for you. therefore don’t depend on your feelings or emotions, but on the belief that Jesus will hold on to you.

Be grateful that your faith doesn’t depend on how you feel. it depends on what you believe about Jesus Christ. If you believe that He is what He says He is the Son of God, that He lives today and that your future is in His omnipotent hands, then you can share in the grace of His victory. You have already overcome the power that seeks to oppress and defeat you. Lift up your heart, remember to whom you belong and live triumphantly in His strength. thus, by the grace of God, you can become a companion of Christ in God’s triumph through the ages.

 

Grace and Peace to You My Friends

Eileen