Saturday, April 7, 2012

The Good News

~ Light in a messenger’s eyes brings joy to the heart ~


So often, on Good Friday, we hear "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"
-from Psalm 22-
But we stop there... with those sad words.

Several years ago, a local pastor explained that it was and still is customary for
those of the Jewish faith to begin praying a passage of scripture aloud and then softly finish it.
After he told us this, we continued reading Psalm 22...
It changed my entire perspective on this moment during the crucifixion of Jesus.

My heart always swells with incredible AWE as I finish reading to the end
...as the prophesy of His Gift to us is revealed.
~

Here are the last seven verses of Psalm 22

25 From you comes the theme of my praise in the great assembly;
   before those who fear you I will fulfill my vows.
 The poor will eat and be satisfied;
   those who seek the Lord will praise him—
   may your hearts live forever!

 All the ends of the earth
   will remember and turn to the Lord,
and all the families of the nations
   will bow down before him, for dominion belongs to the Lord
   and he rules over the nations.

 All the rich of the earth will feast and worship;
   all who go down to the dust will kneel before him—
   those who cannot keep themselves alive.
Posterity will serve him;
   future generations will be told about the Lord.
They will proclaim his righteousness,
   declaring to a people yet unborn:
   He has done it!

Dear Friends and Family,
Have a Beautiful and Glorious Day!




{Participating with How Sweet The Sound and Sky Watch Friday}



8 comments:

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

My darling friend,

These verses give me a profound joy in that they speak of things that I know in my heart to be TRUE! HIS NAME HAS been proclaimed from generation to generation with a fervor and conviction that can only be explained as being the holy spirit breathing the testimony of Christ into us and that HE HAS RISEN.

MANY HAPPY WISHES TO YOU FOR A WONDERFUL TIME WITH OUR FAMILY! Anita

It's me said...

Easter blessings for you and your familly darling...He is risen !!...love from me...xxx...

Lori's page said...

May God bless you abundantly as you praise His Holy Name! May His Resurection be our hope for Eternity. Hugs, Lori xxx

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous! Happy Easter from my family to yours!

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Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

GLORY AND HONOR TO THE KIND who has risen like the sun is about to rise in my neck of the woods this moment...thank you dear friend for coming to share your joy. BLESSINGS OF LOVE TO YOU TODAY and always! Anita

Dixie said...

Your post is wonderful. Amen!

koralee said...

Thank you for this my friend...I am off to read the whole Psalm 22.
Hope your Easter was filled with HIS love and the joys of family!
Love always my friend. xoxo

koralee said...

Thank you for your sweet comments today my friend...and happy Spring Break to you! I thought you were back at school but yahooooo you have more time to enjoy!
Yes...life will now change that my book is done...it was all that was on my mind for 8 months! It really does feel odd not to rush home from school to work on it..and best part is I have my weekends free! It is pure JOY to have my life back!
Sending you much love for this Thursday and thank you for all the sweet encouragement you sent my way....xoxoxo