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"A joyful heart is good medicine." ~ Proverbs 17:22

Saturday, 11 April 2009

Spiritual Sundays


"Happy Easter!" ~ I hope you are all enjoying your Easter weekend and are blessed by the reality of what the Lord Jesus did for each of us on the cross. Hubby and I will watch "The Passion of the Christ" again this weekend, as we do every Easter. If by some chance you haven't seen it, then please do.
Today I would like to share a short story I received this past week.
HE WALKED
He could hear the crowds screaming, "Crucify, crucify!"
He could hear the hatred in their voices, these were His chosen people. He loved them, and they were going to crucify Him. He was beaten, bleeding and weakened.
His heart was broken, but still He walked.
He could see the crowd as He came from the palace. He knew each of the faces so well. He had created them. He knew every smile, laugh, and shed tear. But now they were contorted with rage and anger.
But still He walked.
Was He scared? You and I would have been. So His humanness would have mandated that He was. He felt alone. His disciples had left, denied, and even betrayed Him. He searched the crowd for a loving face and He saw very few.
Then He turned His eyes to the only One who mattered. And He knew that He would never be alone.
He looked back at the crowd, at the people who were spitting at Him, throwing rocks at Him and mocking Him, and He knew that because of Him, they would never be alone.
So, for them, He walked.
The sounds of the hammer striking the spikes echoed through the crowd. The sounds of His cries echoed even louder. The cheers of the crowd, as His hands and feet were nailed to the cross, intensified with each blow.
Loudest of all, was the still small voice inside His heart that whispered, "I am with You, my Son," and God's heart broke.
He had let His Son walk.
Jesus could have asked God to end His suffering, but instead He asked God to forgive. Not to forgive Him but to forgive the people who were persecuting Him.
As He hung on that cross, dying an unimaginable death, He looked out and saw, not only the faces in the crowd, but also the face of every person yet to be, and His heart filled with love.
As His body was dying, His heart was alive.
Alive with the limitless, unconditional love He feels for each of us.
That is why He walked.
When I forget how much God loves me, I remember His walk.
When I wonder if I can be forgiven, I remember His walk.
When I need reminded of how to live like Christ, I think of His walk.
And to show Him how much I love Him, I wake up each morning, turn my eyes to Him, and I walk. Author- Unknown
Christ died for us and then on the third day, He arose! Hallelujah!
Please click on the Spiritual Sundays button on my sidebar to visit other inspirational stories, poems, and testimonies. God bless you!

Hallelujah! He's alive!

21 comments:

Charlotte said...

Great post Sandi. The writer told this story in a unique way that made me almost see Him walking. Thank you.
Charlotte

Lisa said...

Sandi, Thank you again for another great post. It is always nice to visit with you!

Happy Easter!

Hugs, Lisa

He has Risen!

Saleslady371 said...

Because we live in these fleshly bodies, we can so easily forget how much He loves us. Thank you for reminding us today.

So you're a Keith Green fan too???? You must be my age. LOL.

Happy Easter and enjoy that wonderful movie!

Ms.Daisy said...

This post and the picture of Him walking reminded me of the Passion of the Christ that made me weep when I saw it. Thank you for a great post.


He is Risen Indeed!

~Jean

Sandra said...

Sandi, have a wonderful blessed Easter. :) I love visiting your blog.
Sincerely,
Sandra

Jillian said...

Wow, very moving. Thank you for sharing this on this special weekend.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sandi, thank you for this wonderful Easter post.

I'm so grateful for his sacrifice!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Sandi, A very touching post, I am truly blessed, thank you for sharing.
Wishing you and your family a most blessed and joyous Happy Resurrection Sunday.
Sue

Millie said...

Have a wonderful Easter day...the Lord is risen!

Clif said...

I agree with what my wife, Charlotte said and I also want to thank you for posting.

CIELO said...

Dear Sandi... may you and yours be blessed this Easter and may you experience the love and peace of God...

Hugs

cielo

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

This is such a great post! I'm wiht Charlotte, I could just see him walking.
God Bless,
Ginger

Smilingsal said...

Thanks for sharing. Happy Spiritual Sunday. I wish you a Blessed Easter as you celebrate our risen Lord.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

We will never be loved more. Happy Easter to you. Be blessed!

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

The details in your post gives me the chills! And he did all of that for us.
God Bless,
Ginger

Maison Douce said...

Lovely post!! Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful Easter!!
Isabel

Kim @ Forever Wherever said...

Happy Easter!

~Kim

Karen said...

Thank you. Some of us were looking up scriptures this morning that have to do with the heart. Your story made me wonder: I have heard it said that Christ died of a broken heart, but is it possible His heart burst with the love He felt for every person who would ever live?

Carrie said...

What a wonderful exposition of Christ's experience on the way to the cross! Thank you for sharing.

A Free Spirit Butterfly said...

Happy Easter Sandi,
It's about 9:30 here and I just wanted to stop by and say that I hope you and your family had a wonderful day and that your mom is feeling a lot better!

Love for a great week!
China

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