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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Good Friday


O sacred Head, now wounded....
Mine was the transgression,
But Thine the deadly pain.

JW Alexander, 1830
photo googleimages.com

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    1. "Nice" in a certain way, of course.

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    2. It conveys the message I wanted...and fits perfectly with that hymn.

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    3. Yes, a perfect choice.

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  2. Perfect pictures for the somber day.

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    1. Isn't it? I love how tragic yet still beautiful it is.

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  3. Betsy, the picture could not say more ~ it says it all. I was listening to that wonderful old hymn on YouTube. Say a prayer for Elizabeth. My visit with her was heartbreaking yesterday. I had to miss last week, and she is failing very fast. I couldn't believe the difference in a week. Hospice is coming into the nursing home every other day. I struggling as I have come to love her so deeply.

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    1. I've used this photo for Good Friday before and I just love it. And then I've been humming that hymn all day. I'm so very sorry to hear about Elizabeth! But wow, so comforted in knowing of her salvation just recently. And you know, I can't think of anything better than to spend Easter in heaven. Maybe she will have that gift. Hugs to you...I know it's hard.

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    2. So true, that would be a wonderful gift..the last thing I want it for her to linger and be in pain. The friendship the Lord has given me with her over these past few years will always be treasured memories.

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    3. I'm so glad you shared her on your blog with us. What started off as just a little RAK on your part and look what grew from that! It's a wonderful story of how a little love shown can do so much!

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  4. Such an amazing love! Thank you Jesus!

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    1. Sunday wouldn't mean anything without Friday, right? :)

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    2. Of course, always touched me how He died for us and suffer for us and well after come the resurrection in Sunday.
      Here the day was cloudy and dark (always happens in Holy Friday) and now we a have a Little sun.

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  6. Such an evocative image. It's raining here today and somehow I always feel that it's appropriate to rain on Good Friday. Was just listening to Bach's St. Matthew Passion of which this is a part. Beautiful and heartbreaking - King's College Choir - always makes me teary. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2qt2d-k2_o

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    1. Rain is perfect for Good Friday. We had sun earlier but it has become dark and grey. Thanks for the link....I know that music well...gorgeous!

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  7. A friend of mine who is attending his church's Good Friday service shortly told me that during their service they gradually dim the lights until it is dark at the end. I thought this was such a beautiful and poignant thing to do.

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    1. Oh, I'm sure that is very effective!

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  8. Your photo has captured the spirit of Good Friday so beautifully - so sad on the day of His death . . .
    yet by His sacrifice we have the wonderful promise of resurrection, which fills us with such joy.

    Thank you Lord for our salvation and for life erternal.

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    1. That's very well put, Eddie! Exactly! SO thankful.

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  9. I agree with Eddie's comment - this picture captures it.

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  10. A little spirit left in the photo indeed
    Just enough to shine brighter once again and take seed

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    1. but the beauty of the true story is that he really did die and then came back to life, conquering death once and for all.
      it's the miracle that changed history forever...and our lives, too.

      look at me not rhyming! haha. Sorry...two day migraine. Can't think that cleverly. :)

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    2. yuck to the migraine
      Hopefully that dies and never comes back by any miracle at your lane haha

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    3. Finally it died
      and Hurray I cried!
      ha.

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  11. imagine how they all felt that day not knowing what was to come..
    to have it all stripped away...everything they gave their life for...
    not knowing...not truly...yet...

    happy easter betsy
    to you and your family.

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    1. right...and guilt on top of all the devastation for deserting him at the end.
      Even though he told them 3 days, they just didn't understand or have that kind of faith.

      happy easter, brian :)

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  12. Perfect for Good Friday, but Sunday's a coming!

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  13. That picture is perfect for today! Love that old hymn too.

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  14. So many old hymns tucked away in my mind. When I get to heaven, maybe I can sing them.
    :0)

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    1. not to many of them sung in church anymore...at least not at ours.

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  15. Beautiful & simple post that conveys a strong message. Love reading all the sweet comments - enjoying the fellowship of the dear souls you communicate so sweetly with. Praise God for Sunday - HE'S ALIVE! HALLELUJAH!!

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    1. Don't I have the best commentors? Very sweet, insightful and sometimes humorous people! :)

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