Category Archives: Holidays: Easter

Pondering the Cross

March 17, 2016

Some profound thoughts to reflect on as you ponder the meaning of the cross. In the Christian story God descends to re-ascend. . . One may think of a diver, first reducing himself to nakedness, then glancing in mid-air, then gone with a splash, vanished, rushing down through green and warm water into black and […]

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Love Lustres at Calvary

March 14, 2016

Some words to aid in your contemplation of what Easter means. The following prayer is from The Valley of Vision (A Collection of Puritan Prayers & Devotions): My Father, Enlarge my heart, warm my affections, open my lips, Supply words that proclaim “Love lustres at Calvary.” There grace removes my burdens and heaps them on […]

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Giving or giving up

March 8, 2016

Christmas isn’t the only holiday where we think about giving. At Easter, we contemplate giving up something.  Things like dessert, TV, wine, smoking. But then we take them back when Lent is over. Jesus did even more than give. He gave up, willingly giving up His very life for our sakes, and when He rose victorious […]

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