Saturday, April 19, 2014

Afraid . . . Yet Filled with Joy

 
"So the women hurried away from the tomb,
 
afraid yet filled with joy,
 
and ran to tell His disciples. 
 
Suddenly Jesus met them. 
 
'Greetings,' He said. 
 
They came to Him, clasped His feet and worshiped Him. 
 
Then Jesus said to them, 'Do not be afraid. 
 
Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.'"
-   Matthew 28:8- 10   -
 
 
 
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18 comments:

  1. Enjoy the hope that HIS resurrection brings!

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  2. I don't know that I ever paid any attention to the words "afraid yet filled with joy..." I like that. It speaks to me right where i am. right in the messy middle of scarey change - but with Christ I can move ahead with joy

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    1. Yes, yes, Carol. Right in the middle of change and fear, He remains, our security, rock solid and strong. May you experience that redeeming strength of His today, my friend.

      He is risen!

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  3. Happy Resurrection Sunday, Linda!

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    1. Rejoicing in new life and never ending hope with you, Alison!

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  4. Glorious verse for a glorious day, Linda!

    Beautiful pairing with this photo. Now I see those blooms through the lens of these words, as they courageously lift their heads to be filled with sunshiny joy. Oh, that our hearts would do the same!

    And we can... because HE IS RISEN!

    Grace and peace,
    HBHW

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    1. I appreciate the gift of this gorgeous image, HBHW. Thank you for sharing your creative beauty here with us ... your words, your lens, your art, your presence ... always welcome in this sacred space.

      I hope you are loving today!

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  5. Blessed Sabbath on Easter Sunday, Linda! I especially love how he merely said, "Greetings"!
    So unassuming after such a sacrifice! ME---I would have said, "I'M BACK!!!"

    May your day be filled with smiles---Sweet Linda!

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    1. It'd be neat to know the exact nuance in the original language! 'Greetings' does seem to be a bit of an understatement, but I wonder if He was smiling gently as He uttered those words. For He loves His children so ...

      May you experience that incredible depth of love as you worship our Savior on this blessed day, Lulu!

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  6. Inspiring scripture, Linda! Blessings to you on this Resurrection Day!

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    1. And blessings to you, my friend. For He is risen, and we are free indeed!

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  7. Hi Linda! May we never be afraid to approach the throne of grace! Blessings to you this joyous day of rebirth and resurrection!
    Hugs and an Easter Egg (colored just for you!),
    Ceil

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    1. I hope it's been a beautiful celebration for you and your family, Ceil. Thanks for popping in to say 'hi' ... wish it could be in person!

      ;-}

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  8. And that's my everydayness in this world. Afraid [of certain things]...and filled with joy [through our Lord]. All I can count on forever. And I LOVE the flowers. Thanks for sharing so beautifully.

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    1. Yep. If we're honest with each other, we all struggle with some kind of fear of something. And that's ok, because we are flesh. It's the filling of the Spirit that defines who we are, not our fears. And for that on this sacred day, I am so deeply thankful!

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  9. Hope you had a wonderful Easter, Linda. I just love Easter service at church and the message of salvation. Those tulips are gorgeous.

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    1. Praising Him for that salvation on this gentle morning after, Kim ...

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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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