Friday, March 29, 2013

# 47


She reaches high and gently pulls her childhood Bible off the oak shelf.  The black one, the King James Version, a cherished Christmas gift from her Grandma and Grandpa back in 1964.  She opens the front cover to trace the childish writing with her eyes and fingertips. 

And she smiles.

For there in a careful scrawl reads the date of her redemption.  All of 47 years ago.  When she came to Jesus, broken and weeping tears of regret and relief in the front pew of the church.  And He saved her from her sins.  All 10 years of them.  And far too many that were to follow.

This is Holy Week's gift.  Another milestone reached, with gratitude that overflows.  And she remembers, once again, that it was for her that His blessed blood was poured out. 



Five Minute Friday

28 comments:

  1. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. I love the perspective you took, and the picture. I loved it :) God Bless you

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    1. Thank you, Megan, for rejoicing with me!

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  2. What a beautiful reflection...I love this. Wishing you a blessed Easter! :)

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    1. And a blessed Easter to you and your family, Mel ...

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  3. How precious! My childhood pastor's wife sent me the letter I sent them after I was saved! What a treasure!

    And someday we will see our names written in His book! WOW!

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    1. Yes, Loni ... my pastor's wife was the one who sat with me that evening. I'm going to see if I can track her down today and share my thanks with her!

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  4. Oh...this is beautiful. I love the picture and the "all 10 years of them, and far too many that were to follow."

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    1. Sadly, way too much sin. All of us ...

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  5. Oh my. This made me catch my breath. So beautiful.Thank you for sharing.

    ~Lisa-Jo

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    1. Hey Lisa-Jo, with hundreds of readers at your doorstep, it means alot that you'd take the time to drop in and say 'hi!' ... thank you!

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    1. Thank you so much, Kristin!

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  7. Such a beautiful memory and reminder. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I so appreciate that you've stopped by this morning, Amy!

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  8. What a very special page of your life!

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  9. So beautiful! Those lines took me back to my 7 year old self and the church I grew up in for those life-beginning landmarks. Thank you for that!

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    1. For sure, that was a very pivotal season in my life. I am thankful for the family stability, spiritual depth, and strong biblical foundation I received as a child, Amy ...

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  10. How beautiful !! Wonder why you waited so long to take Communion after you gave you heart to Jesus?

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    1. Good question, Barb! I'm thinking that was the grade {7th? 8th?} that kids in our Evangelical Free church traditionally began taking communion.

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  11. Ooooh yes. breathtaking!

    Janelle Marie

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  12. Hello Linda, what a beautiful reminder of the Lord's sweet, sweet pursuit of her (you?)heart. I'm stopping by from FMF, I hope your Easter is blessed!

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    1. Yes, Amanda, the little girl was and still is, me ... and yes, thankfully, He's still sweetly pursuing me, you, us!

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  13. I remember the Bible, the handwriting and that Good Friday has always been a special time for you. Great memories of the day you started your New Life!

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Welcome to the table, friend!

This is where we gather and hang out. I'd love for you to pull up a chair and jump right into the conversation. Or simply say 'hello.'

l'll be dropping in to visit you sometime soon ...

Linda

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