Sunday, March 23, 2008

He is Risen!

Happy Easter Morning blog buds! the Victory has been won for us! *smile*

i may not get a chance to post for some days ... i will try to drop a note from Finland ... thank you for your prayer ... and may God richly bless each one of you!

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the following is a post from 3 years ago ... just sharing it again ...


our Good Friday has been quiet ... we watched the Gospel of John movie, which stayed true to scripture ... tho’ we should have watched it in 2 sittings because a solid 3 hours was lots to digest ... not too many "fast forward" parts in it either ... i would recommend it, even as a possible teaching tool ...

the movie got me to thinking about my role as a woman of faith ... even tho’ Jesus’ 12 disciples were men, He did number women in His close circle of friends ... what particularly struck me (and why i posted the above picture) is the fact that it was a woman who first heralded the good news of a Risen Christ ... a woman who first saw Christ ... after centuries of being in the role of a lesser being - it was a woman who first glimpsed His resurrected Glory! ... maybe it was the forgiveness our gender was seeking for Eve’s seduction back in the Garden ... do you think?

8 comments:

Mari said...

Happy Easter dear Saija - hope you and Leo are having a good day. I never thought about the fact that a woman saw Christ first - interesting! I'll be praying for you and Leo while you are gone!

Mimi said...

you bring up a good point...that being that it was a woman who first saw the risen Christ...and she was the one who first spread the word of his resurrection...
remember I have you and Leo on my prayer journal...
Have a safe trip and a good reunion with your family...I pray for God to use you for a special purpose during the funeral while you place your flowers on the grave of your loved one..
{{Hugs and special prayers}}
Mimi

Jammie J. said...

Happy Easter. :)

Flip Flop Floozie said...

Have a safe and fun loving trip!! I will remember you and leo in my prayers.

Sandy

Nellie said...

Hallelujah, Christ has risen! How awesome is that? How wonderful that we can celebrate that Jesus died for us, and arose again.

My condolences to you on the death of your cousin in Finland. I am glad that your sweet aunt Maija will be your travelling companion as you attend the funeral. I pray that you may be a positive witness for your Christian faith to your family and friends in Finland. May this trip be a blessing for you also, and may you come back home to Leo revived and refreshed.
My prayer is for safety in travel for you and your aunt. I also pray that Leo won't be too lonely with you gone, and that his health remains stable. I also continue in prayer for your sister Maria.

Maggie Ann said...

I too noticed that it Mary who saw him first. I love that part...

auntibeck said...

Can't wait to hear about your trip! A blessed Easter to you and Leo.

Nancy said...

Have a safe trip, I will keep you & Leo in my prayers. Enjoy the family time, & condolences in the death of a loved one.