To Love a Rose: An Ethiopian Adoption Journal

Monday, April 25, 2011

Happy Easter!

I know this is a day late, but our Internet has been out for a few days; so, this is the first chance I've had to write something.  But I wanted to express my gratitude to Jesus Christ and God the father for all of the wonderful, amazing, perfect, loving gifts they've given me - the best being eternal life through Christ Jesus.  No matter what I'm struggling through in this life, I know that all will be washed away in the next one; and that wouldn't be possible without his sacrifice and miraculous resurrection and ascension!

Here are some quotes about Easter that I particularly enjoy:

"No scene in sacred history ever gladdens the soul like the scene on Calvary. Nowhere does the soul find such consolation as on that very spot where misery reigned, where woe triumphed, where agony reached its climax." [C. H. Spurgeon]

"...death was not Jesus' penalty; it was His destiny. It was not His lot in life; it was His mission. It was not His unavoidable fate; it was His purpose statement for coming to earth that first Christmas: 'Born to die.'" [Bill Crowder, The Path of His Passion]

“The highest act of love is the giving of the best gift, and, if necessary, at the greatest cost, to the least deserving. That’s what God did. At the loss of His Son’s life to the totally undeserving, God gave the best gift – the display of the glory of Christ who is the image of God.”  [John Piper]

"Remember, the Savior offered His forgiveness to others before they wanted it...The Redeemer's first word from the cross is a prayer not for those who are lovable, but for those who are thoroughly detestable." [Andrew W. Blackwood, Jr. - Comments on Jesus statement "Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do."]

"In the bonds of Death He lay Who for our offence was slain; But the Lord is risen to-day, Christ hath brought us life again, Wherefore let us all rejoice, Singing loud, with cheerful voice, Hallelujah!" [Martin Luther]

"Christ the Lord is risen to-day," Sons of men and angels say. Raise your joys and triumphs high; Sing, ye heavens, and earth reply." [Charles Wesley]

"Men point to the sad incidents of human life on earth, and they ask “Where is the love of God?” God points to that Cross as the unreserved manifestation of love so inconceivably infinite as to answer every challenge and silence all doubt for ever. And that Cross is not merely the public proof of what God has accomplished; it is the earnest of all that He has promised." [Sir Robert Anderson]

"The biggest fact about Joseph's tomb was that it wasn't a tomb at all - it was a room for a transient. Jesus just stopped there...on His way back to glory." [Herbert Booth Smith]

Aren't those good?!  Well, I'm my second follicle study.  If all looks good today, we'll be triggering and doing and IUI by Wednesday (I believe).  I'm believing for an Easter(ish) miracle here! :)  God bless!

"I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.  And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?" [Jesus Christ - John 11:25, 26]


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