Friday, March 4, 2011
To the artist's eye a grouping of 'three' is very pleasing. I have been extremely blessed in the past few days with some amazing 'three's'. The blossoms and gulls almost took my breath away as I saw them strongly resonate with my spirit in how they spoke to me of Christ on the cross. One of the gulls seemed to be turned away, and the other toward the one with his wings outstretched. The blossoms as well, against the tree, spoke also of the same scene.
Jesus, the very son of God and man, was without sin. Yet, he was crucified between thieves. The thief to one side rebuked him, and the other defended the Christ, saying that he did not deserve the crucifixion. Jesus responded to the second man wanting to be remembered, that the man would be with him the same day in paradise.
God created us, yet we turn away from him. He gave us redemption through the cross. Yet, it is still, by free will, our choice to love him. Amazing, simply amazing! So where are you 'hanging' in response to his amazing love?
For God so loved the world
that he gave his only Son,
so that everyone who believes in him
may not perish but have eternal life.