Spring weather here can be so confusing! One minute raining, the next beautiful and sunny, and then down comes the hail! After all that, right back to sunny! I love it though. Love to see spring creeping in with grass growing, birds chirping, kids running and the dog rolling! Good times!
|Hen ladies out enjoying the starting of the green grass. Even if a light hail came down!|
|The Big Boy Bison enjoying the kids, chickens and sun!|
|Crazy kids saw the hail and went out to lay in it! It was super sunny at the same time!|
|It lasted only 3 or so minutes. Kids!|
|Our sweet youngest daughter is our chicken master! All the hens like her and she likes all of them! Even our new baby chicks love her! She has a way with the animals.|
|I love chickens! Have I said that before? I just love them!|
|Here is a professional chicken catcher! She did get her too!|
So, I know we are in a time with Easter bunnies, baskets, eggs and candy. What I really want to know is what does Easter really mean to you? Have you sat back a taken the time to know what all this is about? What is Easter? Why do we celebrate it?
I don't mind the egg dyeing, candy, baskets and bunnies, but I fear we are completely losing what this time is about! I love that kids do Easter egg hunts and stuff like that, but my desire is to have our kids know what the true meaning is.
Should I say it again?
JESUS is the reason we celebrate Easter! Whether you know it or not, JESUS is the reason!
I know the Bible series on the History Channel has been a huge success and I highly recommend you watch it. Yes, they haven't covered everything in the Bible, but it sure gets you thinking and talking and wanting to learn more! Please, watch tomorrow nights show! The Bible Series on History Channel, 8pm/7c.
Tomorrow nights show will be of His Crucifixion ( means: The execution of a person by nailing or binding them to a cross.)
JESUS was a humble man. He did no one harm or wrong and yet He was a huge threat. Even the chief priests and elders went against Him; Matthew 27:1-2. One of his disciples betrayed Him. One denied Him. He was mocked, spit on, beat, flogged. They made him wear a crown of thorns, shoved on His head to make Him bleed. He was made to carry His own cross.
Read Matthew, Mark, Luke and John...each man records the details of JESUS' death.
Luke 23:44-46: It was now about the sixth hour, and darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour, for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Jesus called out with a loud voice, "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit." When he had said this, he breathed his last.
I hope that we can reflect on what this all means. Jesus knew He was going to die. He knew that He was going to be nailed on the cross for a greater purpose. He did this all for US! Yes, US! Jesus was the final sacrifice. For all us sinners. For you and me! So, that now we are saved by Grace. We don't need to do any payment for our sins. They have been washed away by His blood. If we should believe in Him with all our hearts and ask forgiveness of our sins, we will live in eternity with Him!
For God so loved the world, He gave His one and only Son. That whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life!
But just wait...this isn't over here! NO! Jesus died, but He also rose up! There is more to this story. I hope to write more for tomorrow.
...to be continued.