He Is Risen

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Happy Easter to everyone!

I had to post this beautiful card that Anne made for me… I think last year. It may be a couple of years old, but it is perfect for this occasion.

It’s one of those 3×6 cards that fits into those small open end envelopes.  It’s a size I kind of enjoy…  Anyway, she made it by cutting a cross shape out of the lattice square die (made with bashful blue cardstock) and put it onto a embossed white background. Layered with certainly celery on a so saffron card base.  The leaves come from the bird builder punch and the flowers are  made from that blossom builders punch.  (you gotta roll ’em).  Very beautiful.  And very fitting for Easter….  My favorite part of this cross is that flowers adorn it… because the cross is EMPTY….  that is because Christ is no longer there…  He IS RISEN!!  It is this truth that brings me to tears every time I think about it… and it’s eternal meaning.  It’s this power that has over come death that gives me the gift of salvation…I am so thankful, humbly thankful…

My friend Julie posted this quote from author Beth Moore on her face book page…and I feel it bears repeating:

‘I believe this cry, “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?” marked the exact moment when the sins of all humanity–past, present, and future–were heaped upon Christ and the full cup of God’s wrath poured forth.  Somehow I believe that to bear the sin, Jesus also had to bear the separation.  Though Christ had to suffer the incomparable agony of separation from the fellowship of His Father while sin was judged, I am moved that He breathed His last breath with full assurance of His Father’s trustworthiness.  The human body of the life-giver hung lifeless.  It was finished.  He gave up His last human breath so He never Had to give up on humanity.’

I am thankful for this sacrifice…and even more thankful that the story didn’t end on Friday.  He is Risen!

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