Legions of angels
Stood aimed, battle ready
To strike at command
As the Son of God
Stood in the dark garden and
Faced His accusers
His disciples ran
His betrayer kissed His cheek
Yet He was silent
He was oppressed and He was afflicted,
Yet He opened not His mouth;
He was led as a lamb to the slaughter,
And as a sheep before its shearers is silent,
So He opened not His mouth.
One after one
He listed my failures
Until my Advocate’s blood
Washed him away
In Him [Jesus Christ]we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace. Ephesians 1:7
Lying in my path
A reminder of You
Twig cross created by the wind’s breath
Yesterday as I went out to get my mail it was windy and raining so I was walking with my hood up and head down, when I noticed what looked like a tiny beautiful cross lying in a pool of water on the blacktop. It was fashioned of two light colored twigs that apparently were blown by the wind to end up in that position. The way the light hit it it almost appeared to look golden. It stopped me in my tracks that’s for sure! As I pulled out my phone to snap a picture I thanked God for sending me this reminder on the day before Palm Sunday!
They “Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord.” John 12:13 KJV
What is “Palm Sunday”?
What is “Holy Week”?
Soldiers on the way to Calvary
Just another day at Calvary
Roman law is in play at Calvary
Criminals will pay at Calvary
On crosses they will lay at Calvary
Crime they will slay at Calvary
Amongst the noisey fray at Calvary
Some kneel to pray at Calvary
For One sent to stay at Calvary
Is a King they say at Calvary
Son of God on display at Calvary
Father’s will to obey at Calvary
I honor Him today at Calvary
For He lives, Yay! at Calvary
Trials seem to grow
Hope slowly declines
The future looks so dim
Yet thru all these ribbons glows
The strong and sure symbol of Him
He nevers leaves us nor forsakes us
Yesterday I decided to do a watercolor tapestry of my life.
I planned to use different colors and drawings to represent my various life events. Well, not being an artist, the whole painting ended up looking like a timeline of colors with some childish doodle drawings. The one thing that stood out was a brown cross that I drew, however, the rest of it I knew I would need to redo.
The whole painting had a good message as I explained it, it just needed a better appearance.
So, this morning I had the thought to just wash the whole painting clean with water and start over, kind of like a new life, new beginning. So I did. I loaded my shammy with water and washed and rubbed. In the end most of the paint disappeared, some just faded and all the drawings washed away EXCEPT THE CROSS! Honest!
The Cross didn’t fade nor change at all! It did not erase thru all I did! All the other drawings were drawn with the same watercolor pencils as the Cross, and they all erased, but it did not! AMAZING!
It seemed God was speaking to me in this, telling me that nothing can ever erase the message of the Cross. That what Christ accomplished thru His death on the Cross will always remain and that if we believe and receive Him as our Savior and Lord He will never leave us nor forsake us.
This seemed so profound to me that I decided to name the new painting “Ribbons of Life” to represent that no matter what happens to us in our life, if we have believed and received Jesus as our Savior and Lord, He will always be there with us thru it all!