Sunday, April 8, 2012

It's EASTER SUNDAY!

He died for our sins and we rejoice for this....particularly on Easter Sunday....
I know my Christian readers believe those words in John, above..........which make this Sunday that much more special.  If you'd like to listen to a really special Easter praise song, please see the video below!
"Easter says you can put truth in a grave, but it won't stay there." Clarence W. Hall
Have a beautiful Easter....and please enjoy the bunnies, eggs, and lilies and chocolates, too!...some say they're too secular, but they're joyful and I believe that's how Jesus wants us to be on Easter and always.........joyful for all he gives us now, including his comfort when things aren't feeling too comfortable, and joyful for his promises of eternal life with Him.  I hope you enjoy the quotes below, I sure do.
"All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt!"
Lucy Van Pelt in Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz

"The joyful news that He is risen does not change the contemporary world. Still before us lie work, discipline, sacrifice. But the fact of Easter gives us the spiritual power to do the work, accept the discipline, and make the sacrifice.Henry Knox Sherrill

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead ... 1 Peter 1:3
Praise, indeed!!  Loosen up!  Call it Resurrection Sunday if you must, but it's " Happy Easter" to my friends at Geeez and your families, from me and mine.

Blessings, Z

43 comments:

Brooke said...

You have a wonderful Easter, too, Z!

viburnum said...

Happy Easter Z!!!

sue hanes said...

Thanks Z - for helping me to start out this Glorioius Easter Day - in a great way.

Although I hope this will be my 'worst' Easter - I am determined that NOTHING will stand in the way of making today filled with JOY.

And you have helped me with that.

So thanks - again - Z.

and thank you 2 - Jesus

HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY - Z.

I just know you are gonna spend it with your family - and also have a great Easter buffet.

: ]

Silverfiddle said...

Have a happy and blessed Easter Z!

Bob said...

He is risen!

Elmers Brother said...

He is risen indeed.

Pris said...

HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!

And a special Happy Easter greeting to you Z.

Ed Bonderenka said...

Happy Easter!

FairWitness said...

Happy Easter, Z. Hope you have wonderful plans to share this blessed day with loved ones.

Right Truth said...

Have a blessed Easter Sunday. Worshiping a living Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ.

Debbie
Right Truth
http://www.righttruth.typepad.com

Z said...

I had to smile at Bob and Elbro's comments...perfect! I told someone at church one commenter said "He is risen" and the other commented right after "he is risen indeed!" How perfect was that? My blog's blessed by happy things like that!

Thanks, FW, I do have plans for a beautiful afternoon/dinner with family. AND I'm taking my little mac'n cheese hordeuvres to go with whatever else they're serving before dinner! ...tiny muffin tin sized mac'n cheese bits that get devoured in seconds! We'll be about 24 people; I give my bites 2 minutes :-)

Thanks for coming by, everyone.

xxx

Ticker said...

God sent His son, they called Him Jesus
He came to love, heal, and forgive.
He lived and died to buy my pardon,
An empty grave is there to prove my Savior lives.


Because He lives, I can face tomorrow.
Because He lives, All fear is gone.
Because I know He holds the future,
And life is worth the living just because He lives.

What tremendous words to express today.
Thanks to Bill and Gloria Gaither for writing this song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVdEdIDyeaA

Jan said...

First thing this morning I was in the kitchen, singing "Christ The Lord is Risen Today," as my husband came through the house, singing, "Up From the Grave He Arose."

That pretty much set the tone for our wonderful day of gratitude for all that He is, and all that He has done, and for all that He does, day by day.

His mercies truly are new every morning!

Your Easter post is very uplifting, Z, as the comments of your readers clearly show.

I'm glad that even with the commercialization of this historical event, that there are many who still realize what it's all about.

The fun of the colorful eggs, marshmallow chicks, and bunnies, and pretty jelly beans should be allowed for the children, and was always a big part of our celebration with our own.

You are exactly right when you say that it is a time of JOY!

Jesus loves the little children, and delights in them!

Happy Easter to you, Z, and to all of the great people here on your blog!

Catherine Moore-Barry said...

Hope everyone has had a wonderful Easter. Beautiful post Z.

Always On Watch said...

The most joyous day of the Christian calendar!

sue hanes said...

Z - Thanks for the info on the Breitbart Children's Trust.

I like knowing the children's lovely names.

I'll pass it along to my daughters - although I have reason to believe that they do check out your blog - from time to time.

: )

Z said...

Jan, I always giggle at UP FROM THE GRAVE HE AROSE....:-) Not the words but the way the chorus sneaks up on you.
Of course we sang CHRIST THE LORD IS RISEN TODAY at church, and so many other terrific things; the praise group there is REALLY about praise, not how they sound, etc. But they do sound good!

AOW, that's for sure! For those who understand the sacrifice.

Catherine, thanks...and I hope you're blogging again soon. It's good to see you here.

Sue, thanks so much. They're very special children and I think that people banding together to help them is great.

sue hanes said...

You are welcome - Z.

I love their names - and read them over the phone to my older daughter - she liked them too.

I'm glad you posted that so that we can keep remembering them - and continue to keep Andrew's children in our prayers.

cube said...

Hope your Easter was joyful, Z. I love your take on it. It's all good... spiritual and secular.

Lisa said...

Hope everyone had a Nice Easter.
Thank you Z for keeping the Faith Alive.

Z said...

Lisa, thanks...I appreciate that.

Cube, I'm glad you agree!

Sue, I'm touched that you're so moved by these children. Susie's having a tough time; please do keep her in your prayers..thanks SO MUCH.

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